Confirmed TB case at Umaine Orono 

Health officials with the University of Maine and the Maine CDC say there has been a confirmed case of tuberculosis on the Orono campus.Dean of Students, Robert Dana, issued an announcement on the University’s website this morning, outlining precautions for folks who might have been exposed to the infected person.According to the CDC, TB can spread through the air, when an infected person coughs.But it requires prolonged close contact.University officials believe the number of people exposed is very small.The school is working with health officials to contact those who might have been exposed, asking them to be tested within the next two days.Details are available on the web either through the University at WWW.UMAINE.EDU, or through the CDS’s sight, WWW.MAINEPUBLICHEALTH.GOV.