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Possible exposure to TB at UTSA 1604 Campus

By David Gabler
Assistant Vice President for Communications

(June 30, 2006)--Officials at UTSA were notified by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (SAMHD) that some students and staff may have been exposed to tuberculosis (TB) during the summer session at the 1604 Campus.

A student was medically evaluated Wednesday, June 28, as having symptoms of active pulmonary tuberculosis. The individual began tuberculosis treatment, and UTSA Student Health Services is taking a proactive role in the investigation.

UTSA and SAMHD have alerted individuals who may have had contact with this student. SAMHD will conduct TB skin tests on the student's immediate family members, classmates, teachers and close friends as a precautionary measure. Approximately 75 people will be tested.

Letters were provided to students and staff at the UTSA 1604 Campus who may have been exposed. Working with UTSA Student Health Services, SAMHD will begin testing at the school Friday, June 30.

An informational student and staff meeting will be held Monday, July 3, to answer questions and explain procedures being taken to protect the health of the university community.

For more information, contact the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Chest Clinic at (210) 207-8823 or UTSA Student Health Services at (210) 458-4142.

Read more about tuberculosis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site.

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