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Idaho Matters Doctors Roundtable: November 30, 2022

A health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
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A health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Central District Health says a local high school student has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. Health officials say the student attends Centennial High School, and the department is investigating and sending letters to anyone who may have had close contact.

According to officials, there is no on-going risk for contracting the bacterial infection at the school, and most people who are exposed don’t actually become infected. The Health Department stated that three of the five tuberculosis cases in Idaho last year were in Ada County.

Dr. David Pate, former CEO of St. Luke's Health System, joins Idaho Matters to talk more about this.

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