Tuberculosis Testing Begins at S. Grand Prairie High School

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    Some South Grand Prairie High School students are getting tested for tuberculosis after a classmate was diagnosed with the illness. (Published Tuesday, May 20, 2014)

    Tuberculosis testing will begin for South Grand Prairie High School students after a classmate showed signs of infectious disease.

    Preliminary test results reveal the student had been exposed to the illness, but tests results to confirm a diagnosis will not be available for several weeks.

    TB Testing Begins at S. Grand Prairie H.S.

    [DFW] TB Testing Begins at S. Grand Prairie H.S.
    Tuberculosis testing is set to begin for students at South Grand Prairie High School after a classmate showed signs of the infectious disease. (Published Tuesday, May 20, 2014)

    In the meantime, the district identified other students who may have been in close contact with the affected student and sent out letters to their parents notifying them their child will be tested.

    Tuberculosis Scare in Grand Prairie ISD

    [DFW] Tuberculosis Scare in Grand Prairie ISD
    The Grand Prairie Independent School District is warning parents about a possible case of tuberculosis. (Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014)

    Dallas County Health and Human Services will give skin tests to approximately 150 of the student's classmates. Results of those tests will be available two days afterward.

    Grand Prairie ISD to Test Students for Tuberculosis

    [DFW] Grand Prairie ISD to Test Students for Tuberculosis
    Dallas County Health and Human Services notified Grand Prairie ISD on Monday about a high school senior who was getting tested for tuberculosis, Grand Prairie ISD officials said. (Published Tuesday, May 13, 2014)

    Children who test positive on preliminary tests will need further testing done by the Dallas County Health and Human Services.

    NBC 5's Bianca Castro contributed to this report.