MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating a tuberculosis outbreak among people associated with Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Health officials believe the bacteria originated with an international student and spread to at least seven others. The majority are MSU students or former students. About 700 people who may have interacted with them, such as roommates and significant others, have been contacted. And, of those, health officials identified another 30 individuals who have tested positive for TB, but didn't have any symptoms.
TB is caused by a bacterial infection and usually affects the lungs, though the bones, spine or other organs can also be infected.
- Tuberculosis outbreak linked to Mankato university
- Recycling wheelchairs in Mankato
- Mankato driver in deadly Friday night crash
- Disease outbreak linked to Goodhue County campground
- Study finds nearly 500 landslides in the Mankato area
- Mankato man sentenced for ramming Austin woman's vehicle
- Patrol: Fatal crash near Mankato was hit-and-run
- Mayo falls in Vikings Prep Spotlight Series to Mankato West
- E. coli outbreak linked to Minnesota State Fair
- Fresh Thyme Farmers Market blackberries linked to hepatitis outbreak