A case of tuberculosis was confirmed at the Green Acres Middle School in Birmingham, Birmingham school officials confirmed.
School officials said the Jefferson County Department of Health official said other students are no longer at risk.
"This situation is not an immediate danger to anyone. Testing is simply part of our screening protocol," said Edward Khan, medical director of disease control at the Jefferson County Department of Health. "The incidence of tuberculosis is not uncommon, and the JCDH has a routine procedure to check for potential contacts in such situations."
Lisa Birmingham Superintendent Lisa Herring said students' health and safety are "incredibly important" [1
Students and staff who may have contact with the disease are notified and should have a TB skin test, officials said. With the consent of parents, students will be tested for free on Friday, April 6th. The faculty can also be tested for free at this time.
The test results will be reviewed at school on Monday, April 9th.
Meanwhile, students and staff can be examined by their doctor, but parents must provide the results of the school's investigation.
Follow-up skin tests will be given at school in May to students testing negatively on the first test, officials said
The Birmingham City Schools and the Jefferson County Department of Health will be holding a press conference on Monday at 3 pm have in the auditorium of the Birmingham Board of Education Administration Building.