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East Bay High School Students To Be Tested For Tuberculosis

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A doctor examines chest x-rays of patients infected with tuberculosis. (AP)

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UNION CITY (AP) – Hundreds of Union City high school students will be screened for tuberculosis after a person at the school tested positive for the bacterial disease.

The Oakland Tribune reported the person with active TB, who hasn’t been identified, is being treated and is no longer on the James Logan High School campus.

New Haven Unified School District spokesman Rick La Plante on Wednesday stressed the disease is not easily spread.

A notice was sent out Wednesday to 500 people who will be tested some time next week.

(© 2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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