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State of TN says that tuberculosis is a major public health concern
State of TN says that tuberculosis is a major public health concern

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.

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Several Smyrna High Students to be Tested for Tuberculosis
Several Smyrna High Students to be Tested for Tuberculosis

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.

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Tuberculosis Case at Smyrna High School
Tuberculosis Case at Smyrna High School

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.

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TN Sees fewer "TB" cases, but case complexity is more difficult than ever

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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