TB tests for Llanelli pupils

Screening for tuberculosis is being offered to pupils at Ysgol y Strade school in Llanelli as a precaution after a member of staff was diagnosed with the infection.

Public Health Wales: 'low' risk of infection spreading

Public Health Wales is encouraging parents to get their children screened for TB, although it says the risk of the infection spreading within the school is low.

Screening for tuberculosis will today be offered to pupils at Ysgol y Strade school in Llanelli.

The blood test is being offered as a precaution.

The 124 pupils at the secondary school are those identified as having around eight hours of close contact with the member of staff.

Tests will also be offered to 21 members of staff identified as close contacts of the patient.

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TB screening given to Llanelli pupils

Pupils at a school in Llanelli will today be offered a blood test to check for Tuberculosis after a teacher was diagnosed with the disease last week.

The screening is also being offered to 21 staff members at Ysgol y Strade.

Public Health Wales are encouraging parents to get their children screened for TB, although they say the risk of the infection spreading within the school is low .