Tuberculosis detected at Lihikai Elementary School on Maui

Hawaii News Digest, 17 November 2017, 0255 UTC, Post #15978.

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The Hawaii Department of health has told parents of students and staff at Maui’s Lihikai Elementary School that they may have been exposed to tuberculosis, a serious lung disease.

The state is offering precautionary TB tests to approximately 80 persons who may have been exposed to the disease.

According to state health officials, a series of meetings has been scheduled to keep the school community informed on the incident:

“Informational meetings will be held in the cafeteria at Lihikai Elementary School at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21 for school employees and at 6 p.m. for families and the general public. TB screening at the school is scheduled to begin on Nov. 27.”

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