Student tests positive for Tuberculosis in Ponca City


A Ponca City Senior High School student tested positive for Tuberculosis (TB) according to the Kay County Health Department.

A letter was sent to school staff and parents of students who may have had significant exposure and recommend they be tested for possible TB infection.

Kay County Health Department recommends anyone who had frequent or prolonged indoor contact with the student, including classes, field trips, or sporting events, be tested .

The school district says they're fully cooperating with the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Kay County Health Department.

If parents or students have questions they're asked to call the Kay County Health Department at 580-762-1641.

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