Iowa High Schooler Diagnosed with Tuberculosis


HAMPTON, Iowa — Health officials in Franklin County are trying to determine if an Iowa high schooler who tested positive for tuberculosis exposed anyone else to the highly contagious illness.

The Hampton-Dumont School District’s website says it was notified of the diagnosis on Monday. The student is at home and is responding well to treatment.

Although treatable, tuberculosis is a very contagious disease that typically affects the lungs and can be fatal if untreated.

Franklin County Public Health is working with the Iowa Department of Public Health to set up a clinic for free testing.

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