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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 3:28am

2 More Show TB Signs At Augusta School

Updated: 2 years ago.
Two more people at a Richmond County high school have developed symptoms of tuberculosis after a student began showing signs of the disease in October. They will not return to school until they receive more treatment and are retested. (Photo Courtesy of Radiology Picture of the Day blog.)

Two more people at a Richmond County high school have developed symptoms of tuberculosis after a student began showing signs of the disease in October.

In total, three people at Butler High School in Augusta are being treated for tuberculosis.

Ketty Gonzalez, of the Georgia Division of Public Health, said the three who showed symptoms of the disease would not return to school until they received more treatment and were retested.

The health department tested 500 people for the disease and 75 of them showed signs of TB exposure. However, most people in the county who show signs of TB exposure never develop the disease.

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