Student has tuberculosis in Orange County

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Associated Press

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 10:01 PM

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.

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