ASU TB Test Results Released


By Alabama News Network

Some of the hundreds of people exposed to tuberculosis at Alabama State University are now undergoing further testing.

428 people were tested, and nine of those skin tests came back back positive.

137 more students were tested today at ASU and only 25 are left to test.

The TB skin test were not done on the contacts at ASU. Health officials now use a blood test called "T-Spot TB Test," which is one of the two blood test now used to identify TB infection.

A positive skin test doesn't mean a person has TB. Those people who tested positive are now getting further testing, including chest X-rays to determine that.

The results of the 137 students who were tested should be back by Monday and the remaining 25 should be tetsted by next week.

Health officials say they dont expect any more active cases of TB at the university.




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