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Tuberculosis case confirmed at Lubbock call center

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A case of tuberculosis has been confirmed at a local call center. One Convergys employee tested positive for the disease.

The state health department is providing free, voluntary on-site TB testing for employees.

Convergys has released a statement saying they're committed to providing their employees with a safe and healthy work environment.

Last week we told you South Plains College was on alert after one student was suspected to have come down with the disease.

TB can be spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Symptoms include pain in the chest, coughing up blood, weakness or fatigue, and fever.

As of Monday afternoon, we don't know if the two cases are related to one another.

Chris Van Deusen, Assistant Press Officer for the Texas Department of State Health Services says, "Tuberculosis is not transmitted easily from person to person and requires prolonged contact to spread."

Karin McCay will speak to a local infectious disease expert on KCBD NewsChannel 11 tonight at 10.

For more information, click on the attached link:http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/tb/faqs/.

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