Student in Finland diagnosed with contagious tuberculosis

A student in eastern Finland has been diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis. Fifty people the student had been in contact with have been called in for checkups.
A roughly 30-year-old student who attends Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in eastern Finland’s region of South Karelia has been diagnosed with contagious pulmonary tuberculosis, also known as TB.

The institution has facilities in the cities of Imatra and Lappeenranta and health officials have mapped out everyone who may have been in contact with the student from the beginning of September through 11 December of last year.

Those individuals have been asked to undergo medical checkups, to determine whether or not they have been infected.

The roughly 50 people include students as well as staff at the school. Other students and personnel at the institution have also been informed about the situation.

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