Health Alert

October 8, 2021

A residential student living in Hogle Hall has tested positive for tuberculosis (TB). The student has been moved into isolation housing and medical care is being provided. Residents on the same floor in Hogle have been contacted and strongly encouraged to be tested immediately through Student Health Services or at the closest testing facility. Free testing is available to all Hogle residents through Student Health Services.

The college is working closely with the Utah Department of Health to mitigate spread through isolation and testing protocols to ensure the health of our campus community.

Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. It is spread by coughing, laughing, singing, speaking, sneezing, and then inhaling that air. It generally affects the lungs but can cause disease anywhere in the body. General symptoms of TB include feeling sick or weak, weight loss, fever, and/or night sweats. The symptoms of TB of the lungs may include coughing, chest pain, and/or coughing up blood. It is treated with antibiotics.

Learn more about TB from the Utah Department of Health and the CDC.

Please direct any questions to the Dean of Students office at vpstudentaffairs@westminstercollege.edu.

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