Tuberculosis case confirmed at Charleston County school

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A case of Tuberculosis was confirmed Wednesday “in someone associated with C.E. Williams Middle School (south campus)” in the Charleston County School District (CCSD).

DHEC says that it was notified about the case on Saturday, May 1. DHEC informed CCSD about the investigation on May 3 and confirmed the results on May 4.

The infected person has been told to quarantine “until DHEC has established they can no longer spread TB.”

Parents and students have been informed.

CCSD said DHEC ” is working closely with school leaders to identify members of the school community who may have been exposed to the TB germ and need to be tested.”

Testing is scheduled for May 12 and 13, beginning with the people that were in closest contact with the infected person.

The following letter was sent to parents:

Editor’s note: This story is breaking and will be updated.

Keep checking for real-time updates and download the FREE WCBD news app for updates on the go. Apple users click here, Android users click here.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


2021 Hurricane Ready Guide

Click for latest news and information


Join our daily newsletter!