Officials Warn of TB Exposure at Campuses

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency Wednesday reported potential tuberculosis exposure at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s El Cajon and Rancho San Diego campuses between Jan. 30 and April 24.

Agency officials are working with the community college district to notify individuals who may have been exposed to the infectious disease over that span.

“Symptoms of active TB include persistent cough, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer. “But most people who are exposed do not develop the disease, and TB can be treated and cured with medication.”

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