Health

TB Case Reported at San Diego Continuing Education’s Mid-city Campus

A case of tuberculosis that may have exposed others has been reported at the San Diego Continuing Education’s Mid-City Campus, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

HHSA is working with San Diego Community College officials to notify individuals who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis on the campus from Feb. 3 to April 17.

“Most people who are exposed to TB do not develop the disease,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “But when it does occur, it can be treated and cured with medication; that’s why it’s important to identify those who have been exposed.”

Symptoms of active TB include persistent cough, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss.

HHSA staff will provide no-cost testing to identified students, faculty and staff on Thurs. June 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Mid-City Campus, 3792 Fairmont Ave., Room 218, San Diego.

Individuals who would like more information are asked to call the County TB Control Program at (619) 692-8621.

TB in not uncommon in the San Diego region. Locally, cases have declined overall since 2001, but have fluctuated in the past six years. There were 258 TB cases reported in San Diego in 2016 and 234 cases in 2015.  To date, 98 cases have been reported in 2017.

Tom Christensen is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact