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Additional screenings for tuberculosis to take place next week

An email sent to ARC students from the Health Center notifies all students that additional tuberculosis screenings are taking place the week of Feb. 1 for those who may have exposed to an active TB case on campus in Nov. 2015. The screenings are for potentially exposed students who were not tested on Dec. 1, 2015. (Screen capture of email from the ARC Health Center)

Matthew Peirson

January 30, 2016

Additional screenings for students that may have been exposed to tuberculosis in November are scheduled for the week of Feb. 1, according to an email from the American River College Health Center. The screenings are in coordination with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health, which scheduled ...

Letter to the editor: ARC administration correctly notified students about tuberculosis case

Letter to the editor: ARC administration correctly notified students about tuberculosis case

December 22, 2015

To the Editor: Your editorial, “The Silent Treatment,” indicated that tuberculosis can be spread by “just speaking” to a person with TB. We simply would like to take this opportunity to ensure the accuracy of information about TB. Exposure to a person with active disease must be close ...

Five students tested positive for tuberculosis exposure

These materials are used in tuberculosis tests provided by the ARC Health Center following the warning from Sacramento County Public Health department that as many as 160 students and faculty may have been exposed to the disease. No active cases were found, but five students tested positive for exposure to the disease. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

December 8, 2015

Five American River College students have tested positive for exposure to tuberculosis, following the announcement last month that a student was in isolation after having been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, according to a press release from the Sacramento County Division of Public Health sent out Monday. ...

Editorial: The Silent Treatment

(Photo illustration by Barbara Harvey)

December 1, 2015

Within the last month, your life and safety were at risk from an armed felon on campus who injured a woman and a highly contagious, deadly disease. You may not have heard about this because ARC had no plans to directly inform you until it faced intense media scrutiny. Administrators at American River...

Health Center conducts tuberculosis tests

The diagnostic agent Tubersol, right, is used to test for tuberculosis by causing a mild allergic reaction in those who have contracted the disease. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

December 1, 2015

By Matthew Peirson and John Ferrannini In an original version of this story, the word tuberculosis was misspelled in the last sentence. An unidentified American River College student is in isolation after having been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, according to a statement made by the Sacramento ...

ARC student diagnosed with active tuberculosis

A news release from the Sacramento County Division of Public Health reports that an American River College student has been isolated after being diagnosed with tuberculosis. The department said that 'the risk of contraction for students and staff is low.' (Screenshot from the Sacramento County Health and Human Services)

Matthew Peirson

November 17, 2015

Update, Nov. 17 at 5:06 p.m.: An earlier version of this story misspelled the word tuberculosis in the second-to-last paragraph. Update, Nov. 17 at 5:00 p.m.: This story has been updated to reflect the facts that all ARC employees have been notified of the fact that an ARC student was diagnosed wi...

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