|August 10, 2022|
1300 at Indio High School get TB test results
INDIO – (INT) – Results from the latest round of TB testing at Indio High School are in. And, 126 students tested positive for possible exposure to the illness.
It does not mean they have active tuberculosis. But, they are being asked to get a chest X-ray.
Riverside County Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser said the rate of positive test results are within expected levels.
“Given this population, we would expect a positive test result of no more than 10 to 15 percent,” said Kaiser. He ordered the entire student body and staff be tested after a student was diagnosed with active TB recently.
These numbers are very reassuring for the community as a whole,” Dr. Kaiser said.
Story Date: December 26, 2013