Individual at Potomac High School diagnosed with TB

pgcpslogo4A case of Tuberculosis has surfaced at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, the school system announced today.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person to person through the air. An individual at Potomac High School was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis, according to a press release. To ensure the health and safety of students and staff, Prince George's County Public Schools is working closely with the Prince George's County Health Department to conduct tracing of the close contacts of the individual recently diagnosed with tuberculosis.

A joint press conference with Prince George's County Public Schools and Prince George's County Health Department is planned for today at Potomac High School to provide an update. Speaking will be Angela Crankfield-Edmond, program chief of Infectious Diseases for the Prince George's County Health Department and Dr. Angela M. Wakhweya Chief of Health Policy, Services and Innovation for Prince George's County Public Schools.