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.
UNC Chapel Hill says a student has tested positive for active tuberculosis. Officials now identifying others who had contact with student. pic.twitter.com/NG0yFCp3ea— Steve Daniels (@DanielsABC11) October 13, 2017
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.