Ponca City Public Schools: Elementary schools student tests positive for tuberculosis

PONCA CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – Officers with the Ponca Metropolis Public Faculty District say a Liberty Elementary scholar has examined optimistic for tuberculosis (TB).

“The varsity district is cooperating absolutely with the Oklahoma State Division of Well being and the Kay County Well being Division. The well being and security of scholars is the district’s highest precedence, and faculty officers shall be working collaboratively with each companies as they conduct their investigation,” stated the varsity district in a press release.

Well being officers confirmed the coed was lately identified with lively TB.

Faculty officers say letters have been despatched and telephone calls have been made on April 5, 2021 to high school workers and to folks of scholars who could have had vital publicity and who’re beneficial to be examined for attainable TB an infection.

Individuals who haven’t been contacted by the county well being division don’t have to be examined. Nevertheless, in case you are involved or have no idea whether or not a big publicity occurred, contact the Kay County Well being Division at 580-762-1641.

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