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3 teachers diagnosed with tuberculosis at PS 112

Three teachers at P.S. 112 in Bronxwood have contracted tuberculosis, according to city officials. The Department of Health and Department of Education are now working together to make sure that the

News 12 Staff

Nov 16, 2015, 4:56 AM

Updated 3,142 days ago

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Three teachers at P.S. 112 in Bronxwood have contracted tuberculosis, according to city officials.
The Department of Health and Department of Education are now working together to make sure that the disease doesn't spread any further.
Officials say the three teachers have already been treated or are being treated right now. No one has died.
Authorities say they've notified parents, students and staff of the situation, and that they will be holding information sessions at the school soon and offering free testing on campus.
Health officials say people cannot contract the disease just by being near someone who has it or sharing food with them. They say tuberculosis usually spreads to your body when you're around someone who is sick with the disease for a long period of time.
Officials say their next step is to investigate whether the disease was transmitted within the school.


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