Tuberculosis case leads to testing on New Jersey campus

Health officials will be on hand after a pulmonary tuberculosis case was found on a New Jersey college campus.

They’ll conduct TB tests at Raritan Valley Community College on Tuesday.

The person who contracted the potentially fatal disease has not been on campus since late March.

School spokeswoman Donna Stolzer tells NJ.com officials have notified 36 people who may have come in contact with the person to get tested.

Stolzer is withholding the person’s name and condition because of privacy concerns.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says tuberculosis usually attack the lungs and can be fatal if not properly treated.

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