Second TB case confirmed at Montgomery high school

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A second student at Montgomery’s Robert E. Lee High School has tuberculosis.

The state Department of Public Health announced Friday that the case was confirmed on Wednesday, and the parents of students who were exposed are being contacted. The department says students who receive notification letters should be tested.

The first case at the high school was detected in June. Health officials say that student was in close contact with the student in the second case.

The department says students who have received notification letters must be tested the first week of school. The testing will begin Monday at the Montgomery County Health Department. That coincides with the start of classes. Officials said students will receive excused absences to leave school for the testing next week.

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