TB Testing Underway in Gadsden County

1-16-07 - Health officials in Gadsden County are on East Gadsden's campus administering free TB tests to students, faculty and staff.

Gadsden County health officials confirm an East Gadsden High School student tested positive for tuberculosis.

A Health Department spokesman says officials sent out notices to all students, faculty and staff who were in close contact with the student who tested positive.

We should know the results on Thursday or Friday.

Tuberculosis is a bacterial disease that usually affects the lungs.

Health officials say the symptoms include a low grade fever, night sweats, fatigue, weight loss and a persistent cough.