Oklahoma high school student diagnosed with tuberculosis

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TULSA, Okla. – Parents in one Oklahoma community are on high alert after a teenager was diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Jenks Public School officials tell KOKI that they were notified Monday morning by the Tulsa Health Department about the diagnosis.

Officials said the school has notified the parents of students who may have had class or been on the same bus as the student.

The teen is a student at Jenks High School but has not been in school for three weeks.

Tuberculosis is transmitted through close contact with others.

On Tuesday, the Tulsa Health Department is offering free testing for students who may have come in contact with the teen.

Other students who want to be tested will need to go to the Central Health Center and pay a $20 fee.

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