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Single TB case reported at Markham high school

Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School in Markham. Image courtesy of Google Inc.

A single case of tuberculosis was reported at a Markham high school last week and health officials say it poses little or no risk to fellow staff and students.

School board officials won’t say if it was a staff member or student at Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School who contracted TB, but anyone who has come in contact with that person is being tested. Letters have been sent home informing parents of the situation.

York Region’s associate medical officer of health told 680News about 60 cases are reported every year — there have been 22 cases so far in 2011.