DHEC investigating confirmed tuberculosis exposure at Fort Dorchester High School

Dorchester County News

DORCHESTER, S.C. (WCBD) – The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) on Friday confirmed that officials are investigating confirmed tuberculosis (TB) exposure at Fort Dorchester High School.

DHEC said that individuals exposed to a confirmed case were tested on December 2 and 3.

A letter was sent to those exposed “regarding the need for testing,” and a second letter is set to go out to “all staff, students, and families explaining what is happening with this investigation.”

Dorchester District Two released the following statement:

“As we do for all communicable diseases, we rely on the guidance and recommendations of DHEC. The school district has been assisting the agency with this situation to identify anyone potentially exposed and to help facilitate notifications to parents and testing within the school. “

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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