Student has tuberculosis in Orange County

OCOEE, Fla. (AP) — About 130 students and staff at Ocoee High School in central Florida are being tested after a student was diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Orange County Department of Health officials said Thursday that an investigation into the tuberculosis case has been initiated.

Tuberculosis is a disease that can be spread when people are in close proximity to each other. It is passed through the air by respiratory droplets.

Tuberculosis germs are spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. Symptoms include coughing, chest pain and coughing up blood. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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