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17 more at prison test as positive reactors for TB

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - The second wave of mass screenings for tuberculosis at the Department of Corrections continued this week.

According to DepCor spokesperson Jeff Limo, a total of 140 people were tested with CDC on site Thursday to read the skin test results.

"17 tested positive for PPD readings but again that doesn't mean they've tested positive for tuberculosis. They're positive reactors to the PPD reading. They'll be scheduled to be brought down to Guam Radiology for X-rays," he said.

Although 60 individuals tested as positive reactors in the first wave of screenings, limo confirms further testings came back negative.

He anticipates the same for the 17 who tested as positive reactors yesterday.

To date, there's still only one confirmed case of active TB. This individual remains at the Guam Memorial Hospital in isolation.
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