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What parents need to know about tuberculosis in Shelby County schools


“It is a very serious disease and it can be fatal,” Dr. Michael Whitt of the UT Health & Science Center said. Tuberculosis has been spotted in two Shelby County schools, but just how worried do parents need to be? “It’s pretty unusual because number one, normally immune-competent people don’t get TB, our immune system fights it off, so it is pretty unusual,” Dr. Whitt said.

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