Symptoms of active TB in the lungs may include a persistent cough for three or more weeks, chest pain, night sweats, loss of appetite and weight and coughing up blood.
In a follow-up to a story we brought you earlier this week about a case of tuberculosis at Smyrna High School. State health officials report they'll be testing about 100 students and staff on Monday.
Rutherford County Schools has been notified by the Tennessee Department of Health that a student at Smyrna High School has tested positive for active tuberculosis.
The number of confirmed cases of tuberculosis, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases, reached a historic low in Tennessee in 2013. However, many TB cases seen in Tennessee in recent years are complex and more challenging for health care providers to treat.
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