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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:

  1. 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   

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For media inquiries:
Mark Plowden – (803) 898-9518
Email –Mark.Plowden@dhec.sc.gov