DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Two cases of tuberculosis by two brothers were confirmed at W.T. White High School, the Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed Tuesday.
In a statement, the school district said the Dallas County Health and Human Services alerted them of the exposure to one of their campuses. Skin testings will take place for students and faculty who may have been exposed.READ MORE: Rowlett Restaurant Owner Explains No-Mask Policy After Asking Family To Leave
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that can spread through the air and usually affects the lungs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.READ MORE: Rangers Stop Lynn, Beat AL Central-Leading White Sox 2-1
The DCHHS said the brothers contracted TB from their father and received treatment over two months ago.
Here’s the full statement:MORE NEWS: Police: Dallas Officer Arrested, Charged With Driving While Intoxicated
“The health and safety of all Dallas ISD students is our top priority. Dallas County Health and Human Services alerted us of the possible tuberculosis exposer on one of our campuses. As a precaution, the department will conduct skin testing for the students and staff who could have been exposed. We will continue to work closely with them and follow their protocol to ensure the wellness of our students and staff.”