The Mecklenburg County Health Department said it will give a few dozen people at South Mecklenburg High School a skin test Tuesday after a student was diagnosed with active tuberculosis.
The Mecklenburg County Health Department Medical Director told Eyewitness News that being exposed to TB doesn't mean you will become infected. Your greatest risk of catching TB is if you live with someone who has it or are within an arm's length of that person for more than four hours a day, over a period of time.
The Health Department said it identified about 33 people who needed a skin test.
Eyewitness News is told that the tests are mainly precautionary so anyone who has been infected can be treated.
"If they've been infected we have an antibiotic they can take that will completely prevent them from getting sick," said Mecklenburg County Health Department Medical Director Dr. Stephen Keener.
CMS says it emailed and called parents Friday.
Eyewitness News is told the test results will be back Thursday.