December 20th, 2013
02:19 AM ET

California high school to be tested for TB

All 1,800 students and staff at a southern California high school will be screened for tuberculosis Friday after 45 students tested positive for possible exposure, authorities said.

The Riverside County Department of Public Health and state officials have determined there is a possibility of exposure to other Indio High School students, though "the risk of transmission appears to be moderately low," according to a letter to parents on the school's website.

Students will have to return to school in Indio, California, on Monday to have the test results evaluated, the letter says. Without verification of a current TB testing and results, students won't be allowed to return to school after the holiday break, on January 6, the school said.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. banasy©

    TB? In this day and age? I that that went the way of polio.

    December 20, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Haha and yours also mr king of crap rupert! And yea @ banasy 45 cases hardly seems under control does it? Especially in one school.

    December 20, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    And one has to wonder if the governent would work on the imigration reform then maybe ppl wouldnt be entering illegally and they might not be bringing diseases into this country. Every country doesnt have the vacine programs we have.

    December 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I think you're onto something, Chrissy. Something else that I am sure the 114th Congress will ignore next year.

      December 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Stay off of ladders.

    December 20, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    I feel bad for him. He fell off a ladder at Walmart, and busted his face up. How is expressing pity "picking on him"?

    December 21, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    You have to be careful about choosing the person to read those tests. A negative test may appear positive to the wrong eyes.

    December 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      JIF would be disappointed at this effort, Hagen. Study him more in GPS.

      December 21, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |