10 more cases of tuberculosis confirmed in a Texas high school-increasing total to 24 infected

Ten more cases of tuberculosis have been diagnosed at a Texas high school, bringing the total number of cases to 24.

All of the infections are among students at George Bush High School in Fort Bend County, Texas, which is near Houston.
Despite the recent diagnoses, public health officials said on Wednesday that the campus outbreak has now been contained.

‘This is good news, that all the testing identified no more active cases of TB,’ Dr. Kaye Reynolds at the Fort Bend County Health and Human Services Department told the Houston Chronicle.

‘It’s really good that the investigation has identified people who now will be cured and that the clustering won’t start another outbreak.’ 

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