SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Someone who was diagnosed with tuberculosis could have exposed others at Santana High School in Santee and at the Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility, according to the county Health and Human Services Agency.
The potential exposure at the high school happened from Feb. 15 to June 1. County health officials were working with the Grossmont Union High School
District to notify those who were potentially exposed and testing will be conducted at the school Tuesday, county officials said.
"We urge those people who were potentially exposed to get tested, in order to catch an infection early before a person becomes ill with TB," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, county public health officer. "TB can be treated and cured with medication, and that's why it is important to identify."
The Health and Human Services Agency was also working with county probation officials to notify staff and detainees at the Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility who may have been exposed May 18-20, May 25-28 and June 1, officials said.
Those who attended an open house at the facility May 19 were not exposed and had no contact with the individual, officials said.
County health officials will provide testing for staff and those still in custody. Those who were released after the exposure period will be referred to their health care providers or the County TB Control Program, officials said.
Symptoms of active tuberculosis include persistent cough, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss. Most who are exposed to the disease do not develop it as prolonged exposure to someone who has it is required to spread tuberculosis to others, according to county health officials.
Those without a medical provider who need to be tested or who need more information were asked to call the County TB Control Program at (619) 692-8621.
The first okapi to be born at the San Diego Zoo in four years is now three weeks old, zoo officials reported Thursday.
A San Diego Navy sailor and his live in girlfriend have been accused of child abuse and torture of a five-year-old boy.
The Marine Corps says a transport plane lost pressure while 21,000 feet in the air during a training mission in San Diego and five people were treated for decompression sickness.
At the age of eight-years-old, a Vista boy decided he was going to make his life a success - one decade later, that hard work is paying off.
A Hillcrest woman is claiming her quiet street has gone from peaceful to party central thanks to a neighbor who is running an Airbnb out of his garage.
A man was beaten unconscious in his Valencia Park home Thursday morning by a group of four or five men armed with baseball bats and guns, police said.
Authorities announced a $6,000 reward Thursday for information that leads to the arrest of a fugitive suspected of wounding an off- duty lawman and a bystander with gunfire near Petco Park.
A man sneaked into a Little Italy apartment early Thursday and sexually assaulted a resident before being chased away by her boyfriend and escaping into the night.
An international team of veterinarians is in Ukraine helping hundreds of dogs at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster. One of the vets is from San Diego and spoke with News 8 via Skype while on a mission of mercy.