Docs Tackle TB Outbreak
March 16, 2001
Canadian health officials are reassuring the public that the six cases of tuberculosis (TB) reported recently in Edmonton do not present a risk for the general public. Capital Health's Dr. Gerry Predy noted that the patients have been in isolation at the University Hospital's tuberculosis unit and the estimated 200 people who might be at risk through direct association with the patients have been contacted. Predy said the region usually sees between 30 and 50 active cases of tuberculosis every year, but these six cases are unusual in that they appeared as a cluster.Adapted from:
Other CDC News for March 16, 2001
Edmonton Sun (www.canoe.ca/edmontonsun/home.html)
03/15/01 P. 19; Evans, Rachel
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.