OU conducting TB tests on College of Pharmacy students

Thursday, February 5th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy is testing about a hundred students, faculty and staff for tuberculosis.

A third-year Vietnamese student was confirmed as having the lung disease, sparking the testing.

The student hasn't been named. She has begun antibiotic treatment and has been confined to her home for the rest of the semester.

Authorities say the college routinely screens foreign-born students for exposure to T-B.

Two pharmacy students recently tested positive to the T-B skin test, but officials don't know if they were exposed by the Vietnamese student. The two have begun preventive drug therapy.

Oklahoma had 163 cases of tuberculosis last year.