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Cal Poly Pomona Student May Have Infected Hundreds

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POMONA (CNS) - Hundreds of students and some staff at Cal Poly Pomona were being warned today that a student may have exposed them to tuberculosis.

According to the university, public health officials notified campus administrators that a student might have become infected with tuberculosis, although the diagnosis had not yet been confirmed. Health officials urged anyone who had close contact with the student to have a TB test.

About 375 students and 20 faculty and staff who may have had repeated contact with the student have been identified, according to a notice posted on the university's website. The student's name was withheld for privacy reasons.

Email notices were sent to the potentially impacted students and faculty members, and the campus Student Health Services center was offering free TB testing for students. Affected faculty and staff were urged to get tested through their regular health care providers.

"The student did not live on campus," according to the online notice. "He attended classes in physics, engineering, computer science and ethnic and women's students during the fall and winter quarters. He has withdrawn from his classes this quarter and is receiving treatment. His prognosis is good at this time."

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