Rome, GA: The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, the Chattooga County Health Department, and Trion High School officials are working together to respond to a confirmed case of active tuberculosis (TB).
Public health and school officials are contacting parents or guardians of certain individuals who may have been exposed to the active TB case.
Those individuals are being encouraged to have a free TB skin-test screening to determine if they might have been infected. If results are positive, an additional medical evaluation will be recommended.
Free TB skin-test screenings:
Wednesday, May 30, 8:30 am – 7 pm, Trion High School
Friday, June 1, 8:30 am – 7 pm, Trion High School
Parents or guardians may also take their child to their own healthcare provider or to the Chattooga County Health Department, 60 Farrar Drive, in Summerville, for skin-test screening. Parents or guardians going to the health department should call for times and dates the screening can be administered and then bring with them a copy of their notification letter from Trion High School for the free screening.
Parents or guardians taking their child to their own healthcare provider should have their provider complete the medical questionnaire they received with their notification letter from the school and fax (706-857-6941) or deliver it to the health department.
All screening information will remain confidential, and to protect patient privacy and confidentiality, no specific information about the case will be released.
For more information on TB, visit https://www.cdc.gov/tb