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ULethbridge student treated for TB

Student caught infectious disease on a Greyhound bus between Alberta and B.C.

An Alberta student who was a passenger on a Greyhound bus last week has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Spokesman Andy Hakin says the University of Lethbridge student is being treated for the potentially infectious disease and is recovering.

Last week passengers who took two Greyhound buses between Lethbridge and Kelowna, B.C., were told they may have been exposed to tuberculosis and were urged to get tested.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control said a person with active TB travelled on Greyhound bus 5164 from Lethbridge to Calgary on May 24 and then transferred to bus 5155 for the trip to Kelowna.

– The Canadian Press

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