Two diagnosed with TB at Scotland college

According to the National Health Service Forth Valley, two students taking the same course at Forth Valley College in Scotland have been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
The local authorities are speculating that the two cases are interlinked because both of the students study in same course. The students have been receiving proper treatment since the diagnosis, French Tribune reports.
Though the disease can have fatal complications, the doctor treating both the students said that they are doing fine and the disease is not infectious. Both the families got their children tested for tuberculosis and when the test reports came out to be positive, college authorities called for a wider screening program.

One of the infected students is 18 years old and is from local area, while the second one is 20 years old and is from Lothian.
The college has considered holding a seminar in which health experts would pass on information related to tuberculosis and would also discuss ways to identify symptoms and how to take precautionary methods.
Linda McKay, the college's principal, said that the school would function as normal, that students and faculty members would be screened from time to time and that some would be given the BCG inoculation.
"There are around 400 cases of TB in Scotland every year and the vast majority are successfully treated with antibiotics," Jennifer Champion, a consultant at the NHS Forth Valley, said, according to French Tribune.
Champion further affirmed that TB is not a highly contagious disease and that those living in proximity to TB patients are unlikely to acquire TB from them.