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Public Health responds to Ulloa TB case

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The Department of Public Health will be conducting tuberculosis skin tests at Maria Ulloa Elementary School on October 5 in response to an active tuberculosis case detected at the Dededo school. According to Acting Program Coordinator Estelle Alig, they received a referral from a private clinic on the suspected case sometime last week.

An employee at the school has been told to stay home until medically cleared by a physician. Alig says consent forms have been sent home, adding, "We're currently working with school officials to gather information on all identified contacts to ensure that those students who were affected as well as staff and faculty are identified to undergo screening on October 5."

All faculty, staff and students who do not complete the required TB skin tests by October 11 will be released from school until the test has been completed. You can contact Public Health at 735-7145/57.

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