TB CLEARED
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Greg Dart
School Relations
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Jan. 30, 2008

EPHRAIM - Two students and an employee at Snow College were cleared today of active tuberculosis after four-and-a-half days in voluntary isolation.

Test results, samples and chest X-rays of the three show no signs of active TB.

"This is great news," said Snow spokesman Greg Dart. "It is what we have been expecting to hear all along, but it makes everyone more comfortable."

It also means those students and employee can go back to normal life, Dart said.

A single former student was diagnosed with TB after returning home in December. The Central Utah Public Health Department notified the college on Jan. 16, and since that time about 450 students, faculty and staff have been tested.

Of all those tests, the Health Department has not found another case of active TB and does not expect to said Debbie Lindsey, public health nurse. Only active TB is contagious.