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Irving students being tested for TB

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IRVING, Texas -

About 80 students and staff members at Irving MacArthur High School will be tested Tuesday for tuberculosis after one student contracted the disease.

Those being tested will get a shot on their skin to see if they have a reaction.

If they test positive they will have to get a chest x-ray.

The child with TB has not been back to class, but the district notified parents that their children would be tested.

Last month in an unrelated case, a student at nearby Nimitz High School contracted the disease.

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