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Published January 24, 2013, 04:00 PM

Winship Elementary Student Diagnosed with TB

A student at Winship Elementary School in Grand Forks has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, state and local officials said today. Officials say this new case is a child connected to the recent TB outbreak in Grand Forks, but the child did not contact TB while attending school.

By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald

A student at Winship Elementary School in Grand Forks has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, state and local officials said today. Officials say this new case is a child connected to the recent TB outbreak in Grand Forks, but the child did not contact TB while attending school.

This brings the total number of active cases identified as part of this outbreak to 16, according to a state Health Department release.

Parents of children in the classroom are being contacted with information about testing, which will take place at 2 p.m. Monday at the school. Only those children that were in close contact with the active TB case will need to be tested.

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