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Clovis TB: 5 patients test positive

Amarillo, TX - After nearly 100 people in Curry County were exposed to active tuberculosis 2 weeks ago, 85 of them were tested and 5 test results came back positive.

The health department said there is no need to worry because these new cases are not contagious and easily treated.

The new cases only represent 6 percent of those tested, and according to the CDC, an average 20 to 30 usually test positive.

The health department will offer individuals with confirmed TB treatment and said no further testing is needed on community members.

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