FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2013 (3:00 p.m. EST)
DHEC Update – TB Investigation, Greenwood County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has provided the following update to the tuberculosis (TB) investigation in Greenwood County:
- As of this update, the testing totals stand as follows:
Total number of TB skin tests = 602 (111 non-students, 491 students),
Total number of positive TB skin test results = 73 (18 non-students, 55 students),
Total number of abnormal chest X-ray readings = 12 (2 non-students, 10 students).
Information resulting from this investigation will be provided as it is confirmed, and in accordance with state and federal law.
To learn more about TB, visit http://www.cdc.gov/tb
For media inquiries:
Mark Plowden – (803) 898-9518