Pueblo Tuberculosis Death Investigation Closed

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

The investigation into the death of a Colorado State University-Pueblo student has been closed by Public Health officials.

On Wednesday, officials confirmed all 215 students and staff who interacted with the victim prior to their death in June of last year, did not contract active TB, the potentially fatal form of the disease.

“Fortunately, this investigation found no active TB among any contacts tested,” stated Dr. Christine Nevin-Woods, executive director at the Pueblo City-County Health Department.

However, 17 individuals, 14 from Pueblo County and 3 from El Paso County, did have positive skin test results for latent TB infection, which is not contagious.

Those individuals were contacted by County Health Departments and offered antibiotics to prevent their LTBI from developing into active TB later in life.

After a 7 month-long investigation by the Pueblo City-County Health Department, El Paso County Department of Health and Environment, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Colorado State University-Pueblo, the investigation was officially closed Wednesday.

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