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Skewed TB tests prompt more testing at Ga. school

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -

Health officials say they're expanding tuberculosis testing of all students at an east Georgia high school after results of previous tests were skewed.

The Augusta Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/WaGGB0) that the testing is being done on all students at Butler High School. They say the decision was made to test all students after some who should not have been included in earlier testing received a test, which skewed the results.

Health officials say the new tests were being done this week, and they will return to the school Thursday and Friday to read the results of the skin tests and advise students on how to proceed.

Tammy Burdeaux, the district's nursing and clinical director, said some tests were positive for exposure to the bacteria, but no one has tested positive for tuberculosis.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com

 

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