Some of you may be concerned about the increased incidence of TB cases diagnosed in the last few months at Grant High School.
Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by TB bacteria that can be spread through the air from an infected person through coughing, laughing, or sneezing etc. TB is NOT spread by physical contact (shaking someone’s hand, sharing food or drink, touching objects such as doorknobs or railings, etc). Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick with TB disease
The Sacramento County Health Department is tracking all those individuals who had exposure to the TB bacteria with testing, chest x-rays, and treatment as needed. We at Robla School District are following this situation and will let you know if there are any applicable recommendations made by the Health Department.
If you are concerned about possible exposure to TB, or would like to be screened, contact your healthcare provider or the Sacramento County Health Department at 916-875-5881 for further assistance. You may also contact our District Nurse, Judy Allen, at 916-335-1185, if you have further questions.
Here are some links here that you can check for more information about TB if desired.
Tuberculosis - General Information (pdf)
Tuberculosis - Difference Between Latent TB Infection and TB Disease (pdf)