FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (FOX 26) - A second round of tuberculosis testing occurred earlier today at George Bush High School as Fort Bend County Health and Human Services continue their investigation.
647 students and 27 faculty members were notified to be tested after the first round of testing found 12 people were positive for TB. Students and faculty members will not be allowed back on campus until they have completed the evaluation, which includes blood testing and if required a check x-ray and examination by a physician.
A positive test for TB doesn't mean that person won't be admitted back to the school. If the disease is present, that's when they'll have to go on antibiotics so that they are not contagious to other students and staff members.
There was a greater turn out this time around as compared to the last time. Dr Kaye Reynolds of Forth Bend County Health and Human Services says, "The word has gotten out that the students may not be allowed back in school depending on the results of the testing if they come for testing. And so I think they definitely want to be here as much as possible."
As of 6 p.m. this evening only 427 people have showed up for testing.