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Health officials: Students, parents, fans safe from TB at football game

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Tammy C. Burdeaux, with the East Central Health District, tells FOX54 that the many students, fans, and parents at a football game tonight at Burke County High School will be safe from possible tuberculosis contamination.

These concerns come on the heels of a TB scare at Butler High School. That school's football team will face off against Burke County tonight.

The following was released from the school:

The following vital points relating to tuberculosis were made this morning by our Nurse Manager at the Burke County Health Department relating to tonight's football game:

  1. The football game is outside and not in a closed or confined environment.
  2. The outside air significantly dissipates any airborne tuberculosis bacteria rendering it harmless.
  3. Burke County fans and band members will be on opposite sides of the field.
  4. As a mother I would not hesitate to take my children to this game and to allow my son to play.

The above statements were confirmed by a Burke County Physician and by our District TB Coordinator, Kim Taylor-Brown.

On Wednesday of this week we received a statement from Dr. Gonzalez, Director of the Richmond County Health Department, that our Bear and Bulldog fans, students, and players would be safe from tuberculosis at Butler Stadium.

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