Tuberculosis scare at Brooklyn school

June 18, 2008 9:38:31 AM PDT
A staff member diagnosed with tuberculosis at a Brooklyn elementary has parents and officials on alert this morning.City Department of Education spokeswoman Margie Feinberg says the paraprofessional - a type of teacher's aide - is being treated and is recuperating at home.

City officials say students at P.S. 25 in Bedford-Stuyvesant are being tested for the bacterial infection as a precautionary measure.

Feinberg says the tuberculosis case was detected in early June. She says a meeting to inform parents was held June 11.

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