SALISBURY, Md. (AP/WBOC)- Health officials say a third Salisbury University student has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
The Wicomico County Health Department and the university are working to test others at the school.
It is the third case to be diagnosed at the university in recent months. One student was diagnosed in October and a second was diagnosed last month. Officials say the latest student to be diagnosed is under medical care and is no longer attending classes.
Officials are asking anyone who may have been in close contact with the student to get tested.
“It is important for students and parents to understand that being tested through tuberculin skin tests and treatment if the test is positive is the best way to avoid transmission of TB,” said Wicomico County Health Officer Lori Brewster.
Physician Deputy Health Officer Dr. James Cockey said testing will show whether the cases are linked. He said the county averages two or three cases each year, so it's unusual to have three in such a short time.