2 tuberculosis cases reported at Georgia elementary schools


ROME, Ga. (AP) – Officials say tuberculosis cases have been reported at two elementary schools in Georgia.

The Floyd County School District tells news outlets that one case of TB was confirmed at Model Elementary, and another at Johnson Elementary. Both schools in Rome remain open and are being cleaned.

District Superintendent Jeff Wilson says two letters will be sent to students’ families with details and action-plans, one to those who may have had contact with people infected and another to those at less risk.

A statement on the district’s website says the risk is low of contracting the infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs.

Dr. Unini Odama is director of the Northwest District of state the Public Health Department. She says officials are confident that actions being taken are protecting people.

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