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Coronado High, health district warn of TB diagnosis

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The Southern Nevada Health District will test students and staff who had close contact with an individual diagnosed with TB. (File/FOX5) The Southern Nevada Health District will test students and staff who had close contact with an individual diagnosed with TB. (File/FOX5)
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Coronado High School on Tuesday sent a letter home to parents and guardians informing them an individual at the school has been diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis.

The school stressed that the infectious disease is isolated and that the person hasn't been on campus recently. No other students or staff have reported signs or symptoms of TB, the school reported.

The school is working with the Southern Nevada Health District and has put together a schedule to test those who have had close contact with the infected individual.

The health district may contact parents with students at Coronado to schedule testing appointments. Students will not be tested without parental consent and the test is free.

Certain students identified by SNHD will be subject to mandatory testing.

Parents who are not contacted but still wish to get their children tested are encouraged to consult with family physicians and medical providers.

Parents with concerns or who wish to discuss the situation further are asked to call Haley Blake or Heather MacDavid with SNHD at 702-759-1370.

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