A person tested positive for tuberculosis and may have exposed other people at the Las Colinas Detention Facility to the infectious disease.
The period of potential exposure occurred between Aug. 5 to Dec. 6. Tuberculosis is transmitted from person to person through indoor air during prolonged contact with an infectious individual. Most people who are exposed do not become infected.
The Sheriff’s Department is offering free testing for its staff and all identified people in custody.
For more information call San Diego County TB Control Program at 619-692-8621 or Sheriff’s Department Infection Control at 858-974-5971.