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Some Williamsville students exposed to tuberculosis

Posted at 1:32 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 23:22:00-05

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y (WKBW) — The WIlliamsville Central School District has alerted some parents that a group of students have been exposed to an active case of tuberculosis.

A representative for the district says the Erie County Department of Health notified them about the exposure and the district then notified parents of the impacted students via a letter. The health department notified those families directly as well.

In the letter, parents are told to have their child screened for tuberculosis. Families that did not get a letter do not need to do anything at this time.

According to the Erie County Department of Health, 185 students were potentially exposed to TB. It was unlikely other staff in Williamsville School District were exposed.

The three schools where students may have been exposed to tuberculosis are Transit Middle School, Williamsville South High School and St. Mary School Swormville.

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