Case of Tuberculosis confirmed in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) - A 19 Action News Health Alert out of Lakewood.

The district received information late Thursday, Jan. 5,  by the Cuyahoga County Tuberculosis Program that a member of the West Shore Career-Technical District, housed at Lakewood High School, tested positive for tuberculosis.

The case was confirmed through the TB Clinic at MetroHealth Medical Center.  This person was diagnosed over winter break and has not returned to school.

Experts in the TB Clinic have advised the risk is extremely low to our West Shore community and that the school does not need to close.  Of those few individuals who may have been exposed, the risk remains extremely low. The TB Clinic will be in contact with these individuals.

The District is working in close cooperation with the TB Clinic, which has advised against the need for general testing in our community. Any questions can be answered by Cuyahoga County TB Program at 216-778-8083.

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