SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A student at Patrick Henry High School has been diagnosed with tuberculosis and may have exposed other pupils, staff and faculty to the disease, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced Monday.
The county and San Diego Unified School District are working together to notify those who have been in close contact with the student since the beginning of the academic year in September.
"TB testing will be provided for the school on Jan. 11," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county public health officer. "Testing is important for those who are at risk, in order to identify individuals with early infection before they become ill with TB. The good news is that TB can be treated and
cured with medication."
Symptoms of active TB include persistent cough, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss. Most people who are exposed to TB do not develop the disease, as prolonged close contact is needed to pass it to others.
This is the 190th case of TB in San Diego County so far this year. There were 229 cases reported in 2009.
Cool and cloudy conditions start off Friday morning, but the sun will break through in the afternoon. Strong winds in San Diego County's deserts are also expected to ease up Friday morning.
A 30-year-old was knocked out and stabbed three times at the Beyer Trolley Station early Sunday morning, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.
A bird was responsible for an outage that left thousands without electricity Sunday, a San Diego Gas & Electric spokesperson said.
The remains of a U.S. Navy pilot killed when his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War have been brought to San Diego for burial.
In the wake of the Gate Fire, which ignited May 20, the Bureau of Land Management has issued new restrictions for Southern California counties, including San Diego.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
With thousands of San Diegans expected to celebrate the holiday weekend at the beach, lifeguards are on high alert and a have a few warnings for those headed to the water.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, is scheduled to visit local Navy personnel in San Diego and Coronado next week, her office announced Saturday.
A 30-year-old Vista man was arrested for drunk driving and failure to yield Saturday morning after leading Carlsbad police on a high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspect crashing into a pole, according to authorities.
A man, possibly armed, and holed up inside a home in the Bay Park community for about four hours Saturday surrendered to police without incident.