- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota health officials say they’re doing limited testing for tuberculosis after a case was confirmed in a New Town student.

The state department says people don’t need to be tested unless they’ve been contacted by someone from a health agency.

State Health Department officials announced the infectious case of TB on Wednesday and said they were working with local school and health officials in Mountrail County to provide free testing on Friday to those who might have been exposed.

Health officials say they’ll identify the people who need to be tested.

Tuberculosis is a serious but treatable disease that can be spread through droplets if an infected person coughs or sneezes. The infected person in Mountrail County has been asked to stay home.


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