Mount Helix, California: Tuberculosis at La Mesa Middle School prompts free screening

Someone — it was unclear whether a student or employee — at La Mesa Middle School contracted tuberculosis between April 23 and June 13 and county health officials are offering free screening at the school Wednesday, July 23.

Officials are concerned that others may have been infected with the highly contractable disease.

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is working closely with school officials to notify individuals who were possibly exposed to TB.

The period of potential exposure is from April 23 to June 13, official said.

Free testing for students who may have been exposed will take place July 23 at the school, 4200 Park Avenue in La Mesa…