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3 more students contract TB in Sheboygan


SHEBOYGAN (WKOW) – Health officials say three more Sheboygan students have tuberculosis, in addition to one confirmed last month.

All four students are from the same family.  Health officer Dale Hippensteel says the county currently has eight infectious cases, all within the same extended family.

Tuberculosis can be life-threatening if untreated.  Hippensteel says the eight people with confirmed cases are being treated.  It can be spread through coughing, sneezing or talking.

Health officials say about two dozen students who share a classroom with the first infected student were tested and found to be negative.

According to The Sheboygan Press, health officials say they are in the process of compiling a list of students to be tested who share two or more classes with the infected students.

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