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Day care all clear after TB scare
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Forsyth County News


No children tested positive for tuberculosis following a recent scare at a south Forsyth day care.

“All individuals tested by public health had a negative skin test,” said Dave Palmer spokesman for District 2 Public Health. "One individual was tested by a private physician and we have been told that this test was negative."

Joe Fowler, owner of Oak Grove Academy on Francis Road, was relieved to hear the news.

“We pretty much knew what was coming because ... the person who had the case had a whole series of tests to see if it was ever airborne and in none of the tests was her illness ever airborne, so there was pretty much zero chance that anybody was exposed to it,” he said.

Fowler said the teacher, who tested positive for the disease Jan. 19, has received clearance to return to school this week.

“We get our teacher back and all [15] kids back in the regular routine of learning and being kids,” he said. “It’s a great relief."