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Newnan High students tested for TB

NEWNAN, Ga. -- More than 100 students at Newnan High School in Coweta County were tested for tuberculosis Friday.

The Georgia Department of Public Health sent letters to the parents of Newnan High students. The letter said one student is suspected of having TB, and an investigation identified others who needed to be tested.

On Friday, public health staff tested 118 students and staff at Newnan High School, along with bus riders from Smokey Road Middle School, for exposure to tuberculosis, according to a news release from the Coweta County School System.

Public health staff will return on Monday to review the results of those tests. Students will receive a letter with their results, and parents will be notified by phone to discuss the results and if any follow-up testing is needed.

Tuberculosis is treatable and curable, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.


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