Health
10:27 am
Tue April 15, 2014

KU Student Diagnosed with Tuberculosis

Credit ku.edu

    

Campus officials say a student on the KU Lawrence campus has been confirmed to have tuberculosis.

KU officials say the student is doing well, and is expected to make a full recovery. Health officials are conducting a TB contact investigation.

Fewer than 50 people are believed to be at risk from exposure to the communicable lung disease. They will all be tested to see whether they've been infected. If so, they'll be treated with antibiotics.

Health officials say even those who become infected are highly unlikely to get sick from TB.

Transmission of the bacteria from person to person is rare. Only those who've had extended close contact in confined spaces with the infected student are at risk.