- A case of tuberculosis has been diagnosed at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, though it is unclear whether the victim is a student or faculty member due to privacy concerns.
- The university is working with the Baltimore County Department of Health on the case to find out how many people may have been exposed and to treat those who may have been in contact with the victim.
- Officials aren't sure if the disease was contracted on campus, but that the likelihood of spreading tuberculosis through typical campus life is low, as infection usually requires "prolonged, sustained, close contact with an infected individual."
From the article:
Officials at the University of Maryland Baltimore County have a sent a letter to students and faculty confirming that someone on campus has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. The letter did not say if it was a student or faculty member who was infected and if the person contracted the disease on campus or somewhere else. UMBC and Baltimore County health officials, who are also working on the case, declined to give further details about the victim, citing privacy concerns. ...