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School open as normal after TB case

It's business as usual at Ashley Hill primary school in Onchan today.

Just before the half-term break, ten days ago, it was confirmed a pupil there had tuberculosis.

However, health chiefs have been reassuring parents TB is a very treatable infection and there is no cause for concern.

Letters have been sent out to parents of all pupils at the school, explaining the situation.

Meanwhile, children who were in close contact with the pupil affected will be screened for the infection from this Wednesday onwards.

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