TB outbreak confirmed in South DevonAccording to sources Health chiefs have moved to reassure Plymouth people after an outbreak of TB was confirmed in Devon, with at least four people catching the infectious disease. A south Devon School pupil and two former pupils at the same school have all been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB), following an earlier case in Torquay at the beginning of the month. The three new cases are all linked to Teign school at Kingsteignton. Public Health England is working South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Devon County Council following the latest cases. As a precautionary measure, TB screening is being offered to pupils and staff who have shared lessons with the cases. The latest pupil is currently away from school, receiving treatment and is recovering well, a health service statement confirms. TB is a bacterial infection, which is treated with antibiotics. Fortunately, it is not easily passed from person to person and generally the risk to others is low. and staff at the school who have not been identified as close contacts are at a much lower risk from catching the disease and therefore do not need to be screened. FULL REPORT