Last week health officials confirmed a case of Tuberculosis at Belvidere North High School. According to Eyewitness News, a general letter was sent to parents. Additionally, parents of students with direct exposure received a second notice.

Belvidere North officials notified parents that students who have come in direct and prolonged contact with the affected student will need to have a TB skin test. Those parents were notified by an additional letter.

Symptoms of Tuberculosis Include (via MayoClinic.org):

  • Chills
  • Coughing that lasts three or more weeks
  • Coughing up blood
  • Chest pain, or pain with breathing or coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Night sweats
  • Unintentional weight lost

Boone County Health Department offers Tuberculosis (TB) skin testing, click here for more.


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