SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Children and staff at a North Park preschool may have been exposed to tuberculosis, health officials said Thursday.
"County staff will be conducting TB testing at the preschool on Feb. 28," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county's public health officer. "Testing will allow us to identify early infection in individuals before they become ill with TB. Once diagnosed, TB can be treated and cured with medication."
HHSA, the school and San Diego Unified School District are notifying parents about the possible exposure.
Most people exposed to TB do not develop the disease, but those who do suffer from persistent cough, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss, according to the HHSA. Prolonged close contact with an infected person is necessary for the illness to spread.
This is the 24th case of TB diagnosed this year in San Diego. There were 222 cases reported in the county last year.
Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.
People who take their pets to Del Mar's dog beach wanted to know who planted the incredible garden there.
Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.
The San Diego Blood Bank Thursday solicited donations through the end of the month in honor of Father Joe Carroll, who will undergo surgery Feb. 1 due to complications with diabetes.
If you need ideas to help you keep that New Year's resolution going head to Santee for an active lifestyle expo and race this Saturday.
A new construction phase begins for the Mid-Coast Trolley. The Mid-Coast Trolley is an 11-mile extension of the San Diego Trolley Blue Line with service from Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to UC San Diego and University City.