Possible case is under investigation at Lafayette High
Students and staff at two more Lafayette schools will be tested for tuberculosis next week while health officials continue their investigation of a possible case of the contagious illness at Lafayette High School.
The Advertiser reports the additional testing will take place at Truman Montessori and Alice Boucher Elementary on Monday and Tuesday.
About 200 students and staff members are already scheduled to be tested those days at Lafayette High, where a possible case of tuberculosis is being investigated.
Dr. Tina Stefanski, regional medical director for the Louisiana Office of Public Health, emphasized that the department is still investigating only one possible case of tuberculosis. Stefanski says the additional testing is related to that case, and there are no more suspected cases at this time.
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