Warwick schools alert parents of possible TB infection

Warwick Valley school officials have begun alerting parents after an elementary school student tested positive for exposure to tuberculosis (TB).

Health officials say that the positive skin test does not mean the child has TB, only that the student has been exposed to the TB germ.

School officials say they are not taking any chances and issuing the warning as a proactive measure.

TB is a bacterial infection that attacks the lungs and can be fatal if not treated.

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