Woodward Academy students tested after teacher contracts TB

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) - Students, teachers and staff at Woodward Academy near Atlanta will be tested for tuberculosis after a science teacher at the private school was diagnosed with the disease.

Headmaster Ron McCollum sent out an advisory Thursday, saying there was "no urgency" but tests should be conducted as "soon as possible."

The school is not charging for the tests.

McCollum says the teacher is "at home and on an antibiotic regimen" and is expected to recover fully. He said chances are small that the teacher infected another person because her exposure to students and staff was limited.

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