Public health experts have confirmed two Forth Valley College students have Tuberculosis (TB).
A number of students who attend the same classes are being screened, on the advice of the Health Board, as a precautionary measure. It is important to stress that the risk of infection is extremely low and the College will continue to operate as normal.
Many people will have had the BCG vaccination and therefore will be protected from TB. However if anyone has any concerns, or think they may be displaying symptoms, they should contact their GP for advice and keep the College informed. Typical symptoms may include persistent phlegmy cough, breathlessness, fatigue, fever and weight loss. However, we are aware that the infection can be spread through coughs and sneezes and hand washing is very important. The College is currently liaising with local health authorities and they have provided further information which may be helpful - please see the links below.