SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento County public health officials say an American River College student has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis.
The student has reportedly been isolated from other people and is being treated, according to Laura Casland, a Sacramento County Pubic Health Department spokesperson.
The public health department will mail letters to students who may have been exposed to the student, who they did not identify. They plan to test those students and faculty who were in the same classes with the student.
Screenings will be held on both the ARC main campus and the Natomas Center satellite campus.
“Public Health is working closely with school officials to investigate and screen any potential exposures,” said Pamela Harris, Public Health Division Manager. “The risk of contraction for students and staff is low.”
If students have any concerns or questions, they may call American River College at (916) 484-8383.
For questions concerning Tuberculosis, please call Sacramento County Public Health (916) 875-5881.