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Provo High Student Diagnosed with Tuberculosis

Provo High Student Diagnosed with Tuberculosis



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- About 250 students at Provo High will be receiving letters asking them to get a tuberculosis test.

A student at the school was recently diagnosed with the respiratory disease. Tuberculosis, or TB, spreads like the common cold.

The Utah County Health Department is asking anyone who had contact with the student to get tested.

Some of the common symptoms of TB include night sweats, fatigue, unexpected weight loss, a slight fever and a long-lasting cough.

Many people could be infected with the disease and be unaffected and not contagious. Health officials say some people have tuberculosis in their body for years without showing any symptoms.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldextra.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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