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A small outbreak of Tuberculosis has hit the Howard T. Ennis School in Delaware that provides education for those with significant disabilities from preschool through the age of 21.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that state health officials are making contact with those who might have come into contact with the individuals.

Delaware officials say the state will offer free screenings and treatment.

Officials added that if parents are not contacted they should not be concerned.

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An inmate at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.

He has been taken to a local hospital and kept in isolation

Meanwhile, WBOC reports that the Department of Correction says it has identified those who came into contact with the prisoner.

And, they will provide the appropriate care.

The Department of Correction is working with the Department of Health to deal with the potential outbreak. 

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Health officials say a third Salisbury University student has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
WMDT-TV reports that the Wicomico County Health Department and the university are working to test others at the school.

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A Salisbury University student has been diagnosed with a rare case of tuberculosis.

Local health officials are reaching out to the community for anyone who might have come into contact with the student.

Lori Brewster with the Wicomico County Health Department told the Salisbury Daily Times that there was no risk of additional exposure to people at the university.

The unidentified student is now under medical care and is no longer attending classes.

Health officials say they are reaching out to those who had close contact with the student including classmates.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Department of Correction officials are speeding up annual tuberculosis screenings after two former inmates at Howard Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington tested positive for the infectious disease.

Officials announced Thursday that inmate screenings are expected to start this week after the two former inmates were diagnosed with active tuberculosis. Department spokesman John Painter says testing is available for staff as needed or requested.

The disease usually infects the lungs and can be spread through coughing, sneezing or talking.

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A student at James M. Bennett High School has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Students and employees were notified yesterday by Wicomico County School Superintendent John Frederickson and the district is offering testing for disease to students and staff.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the affected student has not been identified but is under medical care.

TB is normally contract at least 8 hours after close contact in a small room with the infected person.

The air is only contagious when the untreated person is actually present.