Tuberculosis case reported at PGCPS high school.

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A person has been diagnosed with tuberculosis at a Prince George’s County high school, according to school district officials.

Lynn McCawley, a spokeswoman for the county school system, said the infected individual is at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill. She said she did not know whether the person is a student or a member of the school staff. She also said she did not know when the person contracted the infection.

“To ensure the health and safety of students and staff, Prince George’s County Public School health services staff are working closely with Prince George’s County Health Department staff to conduct contact tracing that identifies those who may have had close contact with the individual,” McCawley said in a statement.

She said no additional cases have been identified through contact tracing.

In the past several months, the Prince George’s County school system undertook a massive effort to try to ensure that all of its students received their required immunizations.

About 400 students did not get their vaccines, and earlier this month their parents were notified that the children would be barred from school.
McCawley said she did not know whether the tuberculosis case is connected in any way to the students who did not receive vaccines.
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