TB testing conducted at Horn Lake Intermediate - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

TB testing conducted at Horn Lake Intermediate

HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) - Testing for tuberculosis took a little more than an hour yesterday at Horn Lake Intermediate Schools. State and DeSoto County health care officials tested students, faculty and staff.

Of the 707 students enrolled at Horn Lake Intermediate School, 699 were tested Tuesday. The eight students who were absent will be tested on Friday. All 44 members of the faculty and staff also were tested.

Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that is most often found in the lungs but can spread to other parts of the body.

The DeSoto County School District learned October 7th that someone either employed at or attending Horn Lake Intermediate had tested positive for tuberculosis. State health officials did not identify the individual and ordering testing for students, teachers and staff.

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