Those Exposed to Student with Tuberculosis Sought

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

NORFOLK, Neb.-- Health officials in northeastern Nebraska are tracking down those who might have been exposed to a Norfolk student diagnosed with tuberculosis.

The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department has worked with the student's family to compile a list of people who may have been in contact with the student.

Tuberculosis is a contagious lung disease that's relatively rare in the United States. State health records say only 125 cases were recorded in Nebraska from 2009 through 2013. Federal records say that in 2013 only 9,600 new U.S. tuberculosis cases were reported.

Parents of students at Park Avenue Christian School were given information Wednesday night at a meeting arranged by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

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