Substitute teacher behind possible KISD tuberculosis exposure

Posted at 6:49 PM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 20:05:10-04

Officials with the Bell County Health Department say a Killeen ISD substitute is behind a potential tuberculosis exposure at four area middle schools.

They were made aware of the incident, after that teacher came down with symptoms and was tested by their doctor.

According to one health official, it's likely that the person had been carrying the disease for a while but didn't know because it was in an "inactive" or "dormant" state.

Once their results came back positive for TB, the Bell County Health Department and Killeen ISD were notified.

On Friday, the school district sent out letters to the parents of students at Eastern Hills, Manor, Patterson, and Union Grove Middle Schools, letting them know about the possible exposure and that all sources of contamination had been sanitized.

While health officials say they don't believe anyone was infected, they are asking anyone who may have been exposed to get tested immediately.

However, if you don’t have insurance, the health department is also providing free testing at its clinic in Temple. It’s located at 509 South 9th St.

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