Southwestern College was notified by San Diego County Health and Human Services that a student enrolled at Southwestern College in the fall semester has been verified to have tuberculosis (TB).
The college has worked with the county to follow the established protocols and review exposure limits. The exposure was limited to the students and faculty in the three classes on the Chula Vista campus in which the student was enrolled. The exposure period was August 20 to November 8, 2018.
Those students and faculty who were exposed have received an email outlining their options for being tested.
If you or your student did not receive an email, you were not exposed.
Health Services at Southwestern College will offer free testing from December 3 through December 14, 2018. Individuals who were contacted will need to make an appointment by calling 619-482-6354 and will need to bring a copy of the email or letter to be tested.
County health officials said that most people who are exposed to tuberculosis do not develop the disease, but those who have been exposed need to be identified because the disease can be treated and cured with medication.
For more information about tuberculosis, visit the following San Diego Health and Human Services websites: