- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say they will test nearly 100 people at a Middle Tennessee school for tuberculosis after a student tested positive for the disease.

Dr. Lori MacDonald, medical officer for the state’s Mid-Cumberland region, told The Daily News Journal (https://on.dnj.com/1FtmoJh) the Rutherford County student who tested positive had a “very low” bacteria count and it is unlikely there would be any more positive cases.

However, officials plan to test nearly 100 students and staff members at Smyrna High School, where the patient attended.

District officials say the student hasn’t attended classes since early December.

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Information from: The Daily News Journal, https://www.dnj.com


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