Some Students And Staff Possibly Exposed To TB At Hickory Ridge High School

HARRISBURG, N.C. — Officials at Hickory Ridge High School say some staff and students may have come into contact with a person with Tuberculosis.

In a letter to parents, Principal Michelle Cline said only a small number of people were exposed to the individual.

Cline continued, “While it is important for the entire school to be aware of this exposure, a relatively small number of persons are likely to have been exposed, and no one is at immediate risk of any health problems. TB is a disease that generally develops over weeks to months, and it is completely curable with medications. TB is NOT immediately life threatening nor an emergency. There is nothing for you to do unless you are contacted by the school and notified that your child has been identified as having been exposed to TB.”

Cline stated that the school is working closely with the Cabarrus Health Alliance to make sure anyone who may be at risk receives TB testing and treatment.