TB evaluation at Auburn School District 

X-ray of tuberculosis scan

Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on the report of an Auburn School District community member who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Public Health is working with the Auburn School District officials to define the extent of any potential TB exposures, conduct evaluations for those exposed, and provide guidance and information to the school communities affected.

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TB Evaluation at Wesley Lea Hill

Chest x-ray of someone with tuberculosis

Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on the report of an individual at Wesley Lea Hill retirement community in Auburn, who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Public Health is working to define the extent of any potential TB exposures, and supporting the facility as they conduct evaluations for those exposed and provide […]

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TB Evaluation at Auburn High School

Chest x-ray of someone with tuberculosis

Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on the report of an Auburn High School community member who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Public Health is working with the high school and Auburn School District officials to define the extent of any potential TB exposures, conduct evaluations for those exposed, and provide guidance and information to the Auburn High School community

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TB Evaluation at Transitional Care Center of Seattle

Chest x-ray of someone with tuberculosis

Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on the report of an individual at Transitional Care Center of Seattle who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Public Health is working to define the extent of any potential TB exposures, and supporting the facility as they conduct evaluations for those exposed and provide guidance and information to staff and residents.

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The number of TB cases in King County increased last year. They could have been prevented.

As much as a fourth of the world’s population is estimated to be infected by the tuberculosis bacterium. The vast majority are “latent” infections, meaning the bacteria is dormant, or “asleep,” in people’s bodies. But latent TB infection (LBTI) can lead to active tuberculosis: Ten million people developed active TB in 2020, and 1.5 million people died of the disease globally.

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TB Evaluation at Aki Kurose Middle School

Chest x-ray of someone with tuberculosis

Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on the report of an Aki Kurose Middle School community member who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Public Health is working with the middle school and Seattle Public Schools officials to define the extent of any potential TB exposures, conduct evaluations for those exposed, and provide guidance and information to the Aki Kurose Middle School community.

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