Jenks High School student diagnosed with tuberculosis; free testing being offered

Posted at 12:41 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 19:49:42-05

JENKS, Okla. -- Jenks Public Schools has notified parents after a high school student was diagnosed with tuberculosis.

A spokesman with Jenks Public Schools, Rob Loeber, says the student hasn't been to school in weeks. According to Loeber, JPS was notified Monday morning after the student was hospitalized over the weekend.

The school is offering free TB testing to students who had class with the student, or who rode the same bus. The free testing will be held Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jenks High School math and science building

According to the school, any other students may go to the Tulsa Health Department for a test costing $20.

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