CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateCANADA: Health Officials in St. John's N.L., Inform 50 People of Tuberculosis Risk
By The Canadian Press
May 20, 2013
Victoria Times Colonist (05.16.2013)
Canada's Eastern Newfoundland health officials have notified approximately 50 people that they have been exposed to active TB after a high school student was diagnosed with the disease. According to Dr. David Allison, medical officer of health for Eastern Health, the health department has contacted parents and guardians of the patient’s close contacts. He stated that the risks of contact are very low and that students should continue to attend their classes. Testing will be at the school beginning May 21, and final results will not be available until alerted individuals complete a second round of testing in June.