ELYRIA, Ohio - Students and teachers at a Elyira High School are being tested for tuberculosis as a precaution after someone affiliated with the school was diagnosed with the contagious bacterial infection.
A district spokeswoman says the skin tests at Elyria High School, west of Cleveland, were to be conducted Wednesday on a voluntary basis.
The district says the person who was infected is receiving medical care and is expected to fully recover. It did not identify the person's role at the school.
Tuberculosis, or TB, is a treatable disease caused by bacteria and can be spread between people through the air. The symptoms include coughing, chest pain, fever and weakness.
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