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Relief as Testing at Deskin Elementary Shows No Active TB Cases Following Potential Exposure

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 15, 2024 7:46 pm

Las Vegas, NV – Relief has spread through the Deskin Elementary School community after extensive testing revealed no active cases of tuberculosis (TB) among students and staff. This follows concerns after a Clark County School District employee with undiagnosed active TB visited multiple campuses, including Deskin Elementary.

Key Points:

  • Over 550 students and staff at Deskin Elementary underwent testing due to potential exposure.
  • Thankfully, no active cases of TB were identified.
  • Individuals who received positive screening tests will undergo further evaluation to determine if they have latent TB, which is not contagious.
  • Notifications were provided to individuals considered close contacts of the infected employee.
  • The Southern Nevada Health District conducted screening and testing clinics to address the situation.

Community Concerns Addressed:

  • The widespread testing effectively addressed concerns about potential TB transmission within the school community.
  • The Health District’s information line remains available to answer any remaining questions from the community.

Additional Resources:

  • For more information about TB, visit the Centers for Disease Control website: [link to CDC TB website]
  • Anyone with questions about the Health District’s investigation can call 702-759-INFO (4636) or 866-767-5038, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Positive Outcome:

  • This situation highlights the importance of proactive measures in responding to potential public health threats.
  • The successful testing campaign and lack of active TB cases provide a positive outcome for the Deskin Elementary community.

Credits: Review Journal

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