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In December 2012, a student at Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Virginia was diagnosed with what once was the leading cause of death in the United States - tuberculosis (TB). Just months later, two more students were diagnosed with TB, which causes heavy, relentless coughing, excruciating chest pain, and uncontrollable fatigue. Learn more about how Virginia’s Fairfax County Health Department successfully prepared for, responded to, and overcame this TB outbreak.
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