500 called in TB scare at Marietta High School
by Hilary Butschek
May 30, 2014 04:00 AM

MARIETTA ? After discovering someone at Marietta High School tested positive for tuberculosis infection, the school is requiring 500 students and faculty members to be tested for TB bacteria.

?There isn?t an outbreak,? Sommer Delgado, school system spokeswoman, said. ?We?ve just identified one particular person who tested positive.?

Marietta City Schools said it could not release details of the identity of the source of the infection because of medical confidentiality laws.

The 500 students and employees of the high school can get a free skin test to determine if they have been in contact with TB bacteria at Marietta High School between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. today. There will be two other dates to get a free test at the school: June 2 from 8:30 a.m. and noon and June 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m...