Tuberculosis Case Identified at JCCC

Posted on the JCCC electronic mail server, Infolist:

Tuberculosis Case Identified at JCCC

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Health Department is investigating a case of tuberculosis (TB) at Johnson County Community College. JCCC and the Health Department have identified those at risk and are offering education, evaluation and testing.

This is the second case of TB to be investigated at JCCC; the first occurred in February 2009.

The Johnson County Community College staff is working closely with us to ensure that students are informed and aware of their exposure and testing options,” said Nancy Tausz, disease containment division director of the Johnson County Health Department.

TB is spread through the air by close, prolonged contact (several hours a day) with someone who has the disease. Symptoms of TB may include a cough of longer than three weeks, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, chills, fever and coughing up blood.

All known active TB cases within the county are monitored and treated appropriately by the Health Department. For more information about TB, call the Johnson County Health Department, 913-826-1224.

Miguel, what is TB, exactly? How is it spread?
Why are you asking me? Got to cdc.gov/tb

Previous TB case at JCCC
(virtually identical press release to the one above)

Campus Ledger report on previous TB case

Other stuff:

Johnson County Health Department Disease Containment Program

TB Testing Hours:

  • Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Olathe only)

Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Tuberculosis Control Program

Diseases Reportable by Kansas Law:

K.S.A. 65-118, 65-128, 65-6001, 65-6002, 65-6003, 65-6004, 65-6005, 65-6006, 65-6007,
K.A.R. 28-1/2, 28-1-18

Communicable diseases may be reported by:

  • Calling (913) 826-1303 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Calling (877) 427-7317 (Kansas Department of Health and Environment after-hours and on weekends)
  • Fax completed disease form to (913) 826-1210
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