NH high school dealing with confirmed case of tuberculosis
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The school district in New Hampshire’s capital city is dealing with a case of tuberculosis associated with the high school.
The Concord school district said it’s working with state health officials to identify anyone who came in contact with the individual who contracted the respiratory disease.
Superintendent Kathleen Murphy said there’s no cause for panic. “We have time to do the tracing, and then to have the contacts made to those folks that may have been exposed,” she told WMUR-TV.
A virtual meeting is scheduled for Thursday for families and faculty to talk with school leaders and medical professionals.
Tuberculosis cases have been growing around the world. There were 12 confirmed cases of the respiratory disease in New Hampshire last year.