SCGS student diagnosed with TB; classmates told to get checked

An irate parent said she was told only on Friday evening that her daughter might be at risk of TB because of her close contact with the infected girl.
An irate parent said she was told only on Friday evening that her daughter might be at risk of TB because of her close contact with the infected girl. PHOTO: ST FILE

A student at Singapore Chinese Girls' School (SCGS) has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) and some of her classmates have been told to go for screening in case they have also caught the infectious disease.

The Secondary 4 girl stopped attending classes at the Bukit Timah school on Tuesday last week. Her classmates disinfected the classroom and other girls in the school were told not to enter the room.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 05, 2019, with the headline 'SCGS student diagnosed with TB; classmates told to get checked'. Print Edition | Subscribe