Tu­ber­cu­lo­sis found at col­lege

Los Angeles Times - - OBITUARIES - — Matt Hamil­ton

River­side County health of­fi­cials are warn­ing the public to be on alert af­ter a col­lege stu­dent was di­ag­nosed this week with tu­ber­cu­lo­sis.

The River­side City Col­lege stu­dent, whose name was not re­leased, is un­der­go­ing treat­ment and is ex­pected to re­cover, ac­cord­ing to the county Depart­ment of Public Health.

The depart­ment sent let- ters no­ti­fy­ing stu­dents and their par­ents about the di­ag­no­sis. Col­lege of­fi­cials are also no­ti­fy­ing staffers who may have been ex­posed.

Symp­toms of tu­ber­cu­lo­sis in­clude cough­ing, weight loss and fa­tigue. The dis­ease spreads through close con­tact.

Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the county health of­fi­cer, cau­tioned that the risk of trans­mis­sion is low, but that any­one af­fil­i­ated with the col­lege should be tested.

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