10 test positive for tuberculosis exposure at Hephzibah High School

Ten people from Hephzibah High School have tested positive for exposure to tuberculosis bacteria on a skin test, according to East Central Health District Nursing and Clinical Director Tammy Burdeaux.

Over the past three days, 139 Hephzibah students and employees have been tested for TB exposure after a student tested positive last week.

Burdeaux said the number of positive skin tests at the school was “typical” for a random test grouping of Augusta citizens and was “well below” numbers that would be concerning.

Skin testing of school employees and students will continue over the next few weeks.

TB skin-testing begins at Hephzibah High
Tuberculosis tests planned at Hephzibah High

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