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Tests confirm likelihood of tuberculosis in WF

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Tests conducted by the North Dakota Department of Health have confirmed that a student from the Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center in West Fargo is likely to have Tuberculosis.

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Craig Steffens, TB Coordinator with the North Dakota Department of Health's Division of Disease Control, said that lab results show the case is likely to be tuberculosis, but added that TB cultures are difficult to grow in the lab and could take 3-5 weeks to confirm, because TB is a slow growing organism.

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