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TEA Correspondence

A Microsoft Word version of this letter is available for download and PRINTING.

October 24, 2011


SUBJECT: Tuberculosis Outbreak and Intervention

The purpose of this correspondence is to share information related to the prevention and intervention of tuberculosis among school-aged youth.  The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is currently involved with a tuberculosis investigation in a North Texas school district. DSHS has prepared the attached document with pertinent information to help alleviate concerns of parents and guardians that have children in schools where tuberculosis may be present. 

The Texas Education Agency is providing this information as a service to public schools and partners.  If you have additional questions or would like additional information, please contact DSHS at (512) 458-7263 or visit their website at



Anita Givens
Associate Commissioner
Standards and Programs

Attachment: Tuberculosis Fact Sheet

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