27 more test positive for tuberculosis at Olathe high school

March 18, 2015 8:10 PM

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27 more test positive for tuberculosis at Olathe high school

JOHNSON COUNTY, Kansas – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Johnson County Department of Health and Environment report that out of the more than 300 students and staff tested for tuberculosis at Olathe Northwest High School, only 27 people have tested positive. Health officials began calling those with TB positive test results on Monday and letters were mailed to the homes of those with negative test results.

“The number of individuals with TB infection does not exceed what we would anticipate in this setting,” said Lougene Marsh, director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. “Of course, we had hoped we wouldn’t find any additional TB cases, but we knew this was a possibility. That...

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