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TCC President Sends Letter Concerning TB Testing

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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The president of the Tarrant County College Southeast Campus in Arlington sent out a letter Thursday detailing steps being taken in light of the recent tuberculosis (TB) alert.

Some 200 people on the have been identified as having come in contact with a former student who has tested positive for active TB.

TCC spokeswoman Rita Parson said those affected have already been notified and the letter was, “So students who are not involved will have the facts about what’s happening.”

♦♦♦Read The Letter Posted On The Tarrant County College Website♦♦♦

Parsons explained the precautionary first step being taken for those who had contact with the former student.

“Testing will be available, free, for the students who are in this targeted number on Tuesday, April 3,” she said. “And then two days later the health department will be back to check those tests.”

Before those tests are conducted, a March 27th question and answer session will be held for the group. “…So they can ask questions of the health department and get the answers for whatever their concerns are,” Parson said.

The Tarrant County Public Health Department will conduct the TB testing.

Anyone with questions can contact Tarrant County Public Health at (817) 321-4700 or the TCC Southeast campus at (817) 515-8223.

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