Colorado middle school to be tested for tuberculosis

March 1, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Students and staff at a middle school in the Denver area will be tested for tuberculosis after prior screening showed positive results for the infection.

The Denver Post reports that all pupils and staff members at Aurora Hills Middle School will be tested as a precaution after the infection was revealed in January test results.

No one has developed the illness despite the positive tests at the school about nine miles outside of Denver. Treatment will be provided for those who those who tested positive for the infection.

Denver Public Health will provide free skin tests at the school March 4-5 at the school and at the Denver Metro Tuberculosis Clinic for those who cannot attend the school screenings.

Tuberculosis spreads through airborne germs and can be deadly if untreated.


Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com