GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) _ Health officials have confirmed a case
of tuberculosis in a Grand Forks elementary school student.
City spokesman John Bernstrom says the child was immediately
pulled from class and parents of other students were notified when
the test results came back on Tuesday. People who might have been
exposed will be screened by local public health officials.
Officials last month confirmed three other cases of TB in Grand
Forks County, all in adult men. Bernstrom says the child's case is
related to those.
TB is a potentially fatal infection that typically attacks the
lungs, though it also can affect the kidneys, spine and brain.