FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Fort Bend News) – As the tuberculosis (TB) investigation at George Bush High School continues, Fort Bend County Health & Human Services is acknowleding the personnel and organizations that participated during the recent mass TB screening events.
External and internal organizations provided over 200 staff and volunteers to assist in both screening operations. Volunteers also helped with the set-up and breakdown process of the facility. Additional assistance was provided by Oak Bend Medical Center and Methodist West Houston Hospital who offered additional supplies to complete the testing.
In any large-scale public health activation, our volunteers help us accomplish our goals. Our efforts to screen about 675 individuals on both June 19 and August 3 could not have been possible without the volunteers from the following agencies:
• Fort Bend Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
• Fort Bend ISD
• Methodist Hospital
• UT Health School of Nursing
• UH Sugar Land Nursing Program
Additionally, the following departments within Fort Bend County Health & Human Services provided internal staff on both screening days:
• Clinical Health Services
• Emergency Medical Service (EMS)
• Public Health Emergency Preparedness
• Social Services
On August 3, 457 students and staff were seen for TB testing at George Bush High School. This is double the number of clients seen during the June 19 screening operation, when 228 students and staff came.