Christopher Newport student tests positive for TB

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – Thirty-one students at Christopher Newport University are to be tested for tuberculosis after being exposed to the disease.

Media outlets report that the university sent an email Wednesday to students, faculty and staff notifying them that a student had recently tested positive for TB. That student is being treated.

The university says the students who were exposed have been notified separately. They must submit results of a TB skin test to the Virginia Peninsula Health District before they return to campus for the fall semester.

The university says the student who is being treated for TB won’t return to campus until the health district clears them.

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