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TB testing begins at Sanchez

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - Tuberculosis testing began at Simon Sanchez High School today for those who were in close contact with a student who tested positive for active TB. Assistant Principal Rick Leon Guerrero says consent forms were handed out to students about a week and a half ago.

Today, nurses from Public Health and DOE were able to complete 80% of the testing. Leon Guerrero says those who haven't submitted these forms will need to do so in order for their children to go back to class. "It's your child, it's our school and we're all sharks and we want to keep them in school because if they don't get it done, they would have to go to a private clinic and would have to wait until we have that proof," he said.

"The third quarter is done and the last quarter is in and we would like to have those forms signed so we can get them into the classes."

Testing continues tomorrow.

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