UNC student tests positive for tuberculosis

Friday, October 13, 2017
UNC Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL -- A student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has tested positive for tuberculosis, the university said in an email to students and faculty Friday night.

Officials said the student is no longer on campus and is now in home isolation.

The university is working with the Orange County Health Department to contact the individuals that may have had contact with the student - and that may be exposed - to give them proper testing, and if necessary, treatment.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that generally develops over weeks and months and is completely curable with medications.

Those with questions or concerns should contact Campus Health Services at (919) 966-6573 or University Employee Occupational Health Clinic (919) 966-9119.