DHEC Confirms Three Positive TB Screenings At A Rock Hill Middle School

UPDATE: DHEC officials say three more people have tested positive for tuberculosis at Castle Heights Middle School in Rock Hill, bringing the total of positive screenings to four.

DHEC has not specified whether the additional tests were students or not. Officials say tests are still ongoing, and that the final number of positive screenings will be confirmed by the second week in February.

It’s important to note that TB can be effectively treated with antibiotics. DHEC’s Careline is available for parents or staff who have questions or concerns. You can reach them at 1-800-868-0404. For more information on TB, please visit the CDC TB website.

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ROCK HILL, SC — Officials with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control say that a possible case of tuberculosis has been confirmed at a local middle school.

According to a release, parents and staff at Castle Heights Middle School were first notified of the possible case on December 23rd. DHEC officials now say that lab testing has confirmed that case, and an investigation is “active and on-going.”

DHEC says they will be conducting contact investigations at the school and facilities to determine the risk level for classrooms, lunchrooms, and other areas where students and staff gather. Individuals who are identified as close contacts will also get a recommendation to be tested for TB.

Anyone recommended will receive testing at no cost, according to the release.

You can read the full release from DHEC here: School Tb Case