POMONA, Calif. (KTLA) — A student at Cal Poly Pomona may have contracted tuberculosis and exposed hundreds of students, as well as faculty and staff members.
“Public health officials have advised Cal Poly Pomona that a student might have become infected with tuberculosis (TB),” the university said on its website.
“While it has not been confirmed that the student has an active case, the university recommends that those who have had close contact with the student get a TB skin test.”
The student is not being identified due to privacy concerns.
However, school officials have identified 375 students and 20 staff and faculty members who may have had contact with the student.
The university planned to send email notifications to them by 10 a.m. Friday.
The student did not live on campus, Cal Poly officials said.
He attended classes during the fall and winter quarters in physics, engineering, computer science and ethnic and women’s studies.
The student has since withdrawn from classes for the winter quarter to receive treatment, and he is expected to recover.
Students can receive free TB testing through Student Health Services. Priority will be given to those who are contacted directly.
Faculty and staff can receive testing through their regular health care provider.
For more information, you can contact Student Health Services at 909-869-4000 or visit the school’s website.