UCSD community warned of TB exposure

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Tuberculosis x-rayLA JOLLA, CALIF. — The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is working with University of California, San Diego officials to notify students and staff members who were potentially exposed to tuberculosis (TB).

A student at UC San Diego was recently diagnosed with the disease.

The period of exposure was from November 2, 2012 through March 22, 2013.

Free testing is being offered for students and staff at risk for exposure on April 16 and 23. The service is at the school student health center at 9500 Gilman Drive in La Jolla.

Symptoms of TB include persistent cough, fever, night sweats, and unexplained weight loss. TB can be treated and cured with medication.

TB is not uncommon in the San Diego area. In 2012, 234 cases were reported in the county. Twenty one cases have been reported so far in 2013.

For more information, call the County of San Diego TB Control Program at (619) 692-8621.