Tuberculosis infection found at University of Mississippi
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's state Health Department says it has diagnosed a student at the University of Mississippi with tuberculosis.
Health officials say they're trying to identify other students on the Oxford campus who may be exposed to infection and plan to test about 500 people for tuberculosis. People who are going to be tested will get a letter, and the state says a second round of testing may be necessary.
People who are infected will be treated to prevent tuberculosis from developing, but people who haven't developed the disease aren't contagious.
State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers says tuberculosis investigations at schools and universities are sometimes necessary.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Brandi Hephner LaBanc says the university is working closely with state health officials.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Victim's family frustrated by three-year delay in latest sex crime accusation involving...
Dirt pile cleared from cemetery, headstones found after 2 On Your Side...
'Mass chaos': Witness describes panic after gunfire erupted at high school graduation
Amid flood of criticism, Louisiana State Police launches new unit to investigate...
Police: 3 bystanders shot, another victim trampled after gunfire erupted at Hammond...
Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn
VIDEO: Former Saints and Tiger Devery Henderson talks about the difference between...
New NCAA rules tweak opens door for more SEC dominance
VIDEO: Devery Henderson Talk about Bluegrass Miracle and the Saints "Rebirth game"
VIDEO: Former Tigers and Saints receiver Devery Henderson talks with Corey Rholdon...