Students tested for tuberculosis

DOWNEY - About 100 students at Downey High School were tested for tuberculosis by county health officials Wednesday, CBS News reported.Three students tested positive for tuberculosis late last year, according to CBS, which prompted the testing. Principal Tom Houts reportedly said one math class was tested Wednesday, along with the boys and girls volleyball teams. Test results are expected Friday, according to the report. Tuberculosis is a contagious and sometimes fatal bacterial infection that can be spread through coughing and sneezing.

********** Published: February 23, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 45