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Some SC School Employees To Be Re-Tested For Tuberculosis

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Hundreds of school district employees re-tested for TB. Hundreds of school district employees re-tested for TB.
BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. - Several Upstate school districts said as many as 10% of their current employees will need to be re-tested for Tuberculosis.

The news comes after state health investigators told districts to double-check all employee files for required paperwork about those tests.

All South Carolina school employees are required to pass a TB skin test.  Those who have a positive result are checked with a chest x-ray for signs of the contagious disease.  Not all people infected with the TB germ develop the disease.

Spartanburg District 2 found nearly 10 percent of employees did not have evidence of that test in their personnel files.  That does not mean they weren't tested but could be the result of misplaced paperwork.

That district will bring Spartanburg Regional to the district offices for employees who need re-testing to get discounted exams.

Spartanburg District 5 said initial review of personnel files showed 93 employees without proper TB paperwork.  A district spokesperson said that number has been reduced to 38 with a deadline of November 22nd for all employees.

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