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Recent Campus Announcement Regarding Tuberculosis

Campus Tuberculosis Announcement

We have been notified by the Merced County Department of Public Health that someone at the University of California, Merced has recently been diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Although the risk for transmission in a school setting is extremely low, as a precaution, the Health Department is conducting a routine contact investigation. Students and school personnel who are found to have close contact with the individual with active TB may be advised to be screened for possible TB exposure. If the Health Department determines that these individuals need to be screened for TB, a separate notification letter will be sent to them. Otherwise, all other students and school personnel who were not exposed to the active case are not at increased risk for TB; therefore, screening for TB is not necessary and not recommended.

Additional information about TB can be found at:

CDC Tuberculosis Webpage

CDC Tuberculosis Facts

Tuberculosis Fact Sheet

If you have any questions:

  • Faculty and Staff: Please call the Merced County Department of Public Health at (209)381-1023
  • Students: Please call the Student Health Center at (209)228-2273 *option 4