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County offers free tuberculosis screening at Bonita Vista High after student tests positive

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CHULA VISTA (CNS) - County health officials Tuesday will offer free tuberculosis testing to students, faculty and staff at Bonita Vista High School in Chula Vista.

The testing comes one day after the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced that a student at Bonita Vista had tested positive for TB and might have infected others.

The possible exposure to others might have been between June 1 and Sept. 9, according to the HHSA.

"TB can be treated and cured with medication and that's why it's so important to identify those who have been exposed," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county's public health officer.

Wooten said 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, she said.

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