HSE confirms two children from the SAME school diagnosed with DANGEROUS illness

18th Apr 18 | News

The Health Service Executive has confirmed that the contagious illness tuberculosis (TB) has been detected in an Irish school in Cork, where all staff and students are now undertaking a health screening.

The school Principal told The Independent.ie:

"We can confirm that Glanmire Community College was recently contacted by the HSE to inform us that two members of our school community were diagnosed with Tuberculosis.

The HSE is managing the situation and the school is acting on its advice. The HSE met with school management to discuss further actions and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of all students, staff and families of the school.

We are reassured by the work and diligence of the HSE in dealing with the matter and we would like to extend our appreciation to their staff for their professional and sensitive approach."

The two youngsters are currently undergoing treatment under the care of the HSE.The Principal has said that so far 200 students and 34 teachers have been screened.