Outside Cleaning Contractor At Hernando Elementary Diagnosed With Tuberculosis

Local Health Alert

An investigation is underway after an outside cleaning contractor who works at Hernando Elementary was diagnosed with tuberculosis.

DeSoto County Schools sent Local 24 News this information Wednesday:

“Hernando Elementary School officials received notification today from the Mississippi State Department of Health that an employee from an outside cleaning contractor has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.  The Mississippi State Department of Health has communicated to school officials there would likely be a low risk to students and staff, but their officials will conduct a thorough investigation of the situation for our school district.  The employee is no longer working on campus, and parents were contacted about the situation earlier this afternoon via email.”

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