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NEWPORT NEWS -- A student at Christopher Newport University has tested positive fortuberculosis.

The student is being treated and will not return to school until cleared by the Virginia Peninsula Health District, according to an email from CNU.

The health district has conducted a full assessment and has identified 31 students who were exposed to the individual in a manner that supports further evaluation.

Those identified students have been notified separately and provided with a testing letter.They are required to report the results of a TB skin test to the VPHD before they return to CNU for the fall semester.

Christopher Newport University Notification
Christopher Newport University is committed to maintaining a healthy campus community. The following is being provided to you for information purposes only; no action on your part is required.
The Virginia Peninsula Health District (VPHD) notified CNU that an individual who attended the University during 2014 has recently tested positive for the tuberculosis infection. This individual is being treated and will not return until cleared by the Peninsula Health District.
The Virginia Peninsula Health District has conducted a full assessment and has identified 31 students who were exposed to the individual in a manner that supports further evaluation. Those identified students have been notified separately and provided with a testing letter. They are required to report the results of a TB skin test to the VPHD before they return to CNU for the fall semester.
Information regarding tuberculosis is available at the ,Virginia Department of Health website or by calling the Peninsula Health District at (757) 594-7427.
Again, if you did not receive a separate testing notice letter, there is no risk, and no action on your part is required.

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