Possible tuberculosis case discovered at John Burroughs High School in Burbank

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The Burbank Unified School District sent a letter to parents whose students attend John Burroughs High School to notify them about the possible tuberculosis case.

County health officials say they've identified someone at a Burbank high school who has been diagnosed with a possible case of tuberculosis.

The Burbank Unified School District sent a letter on Wednesday to parents whose students attend John Burroughs High School to notify them about the situation.

In the letter, Superintendent Matt Hill stated that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is working with the school's administration to identify students and faculty who may have been exposed to the disease.

Hill said that the students who may have possibly been exposed will be receiving additional information.

In addition, the superintendent said the health department will be hosting an information session about tuberculosis on Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the John Burroughs High School auditorium, where public health nurses and a physician will be on hand to answer questions.

Parents with questions were asked to contact school nurse Lenora Aguilera at (818) 729-6900 x 61999 or the Wellness Programs and Services office at (818) 729-4441.

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that can cause serious problems in the lungs, including chronic cough, bleeding and chest pain, and can be fatal if untreated. It is spread through the air when people infected with active TB cough, spit, speak or sneeze.
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