TB scare

A SECONDARY school in Seia, situated in the Serra da Estrela national park, has been the centre of a tuberculosis (TB) scare.

Believed to have been started by an 18 year old student, 60 people from the school have now been screened for the disease.

The 18 year old pupil has been removed from the school and taken to hospital to prevent further contamination.

Those in contact with the infected pupil have been tested for TB, although nobody else has displayed any symptoms. The results will be available on Monday.

Do you have a view on this story? Email: editor@the-resident.com