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Tuberculosis Confirmed In 107 People Tested In Ennis

By Iris Bekker, KRLD 1080
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ENNIS (CBSDFW.COM) - The tuberculosis scare affecting this city is taking a more serious turn.

It is now confirmed that of the 252 TB skin tests taken at the school, 107 people have tested positive for tuberculosis.

Two of the students at the school are siblings, and are now being treated for the disease. They will have to stay out of school for several weeks.

Their positive tests follow that of an Ennis High School teacher who tested positive for the disease in late August.

CBS 11′s  Steve Pickett has the latest from the school:

The state health department’s Chris Van Duesen says they are dealing with suspect cases
they’ll get better

KRLD’s Barbara Schwarz reports:

Van Duesen says the good news is TB is completely treatable and curable..as long as patients follow through with medication.

The state health department says it will bring a mobile x-ray machine here to the school Monday.

The x-rays will determine if those who tested positive on the skin test may have an active case of TB.

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