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Nearly 200 Freeman High School students possibly exposed to tuberculosis this school year

At least 189 students could have been exposed in class or on the bus, officials confirmed to parents in a letter Monday.

Trevor Dickerson



From WTVR:

Close to 200 Henrico County students may have been exposed to tuberculosis during this school year, the Henrico Health Department informed parents in a letter Monday.

Henrico County Schools spokesman Andy Jenks confirmed that 189 Douglas Freeman High School students may have been exposed in class or on the bus.

In a letter to parents, the health department encourages parents and their student to complete a TB screening at the school on Monday, May 1. Not all Freeman students have to undergo TB testing, just those who came in close contact with a TB case.

“Please check with the School Nurse on Thursday or Friday this week to find out your assigned time,” the letter read.

Read the full article to learn more about what school officials are doing, and recommended tips for dealing with the situation.

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