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Case of confirmed TB in school chart surprise Arizona News



ENTERPRISE, AZ (3TV / CBS 5) – Officials said that a charter school in Surprise had a confirmed TB case.

According to Maricopa County Public Health Department, there is one case at Imagine Prep, near Greenway and Reems roads.

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Officials did not inform if the infected person was a student or staff member.

MCPH recommended 131 people to be tested as a precursor, according to Rhonda Cagle, Imagine Schools spokesman. The test will take place this week.

“The health and safety of our students is our top priority. We appreciate immediate and professional response from Maricopa Health Department and we are doing everything possible to support their work, "Cagle said in a statement.

She said that they sent a letter home to all the families of students on Tuesday.

There have been 1

9 TB cases in the County so far this year. Officials say that they usually see about 90 cases a year., Spine and brain, according to the Center for Disease and Control TB can occur.


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