Health officials seek to contain TB case

| 07/09/2009

(CNS): Officials at the hospital have confirmed that they are dealing with another case of tuberculosis. Medical Officer of Health Dr Kiran Kumar said the Public Health Department is taking aggressive measures to test all close contacts of the patient who has been hospitalised. The senior doctor said that anyone who tests positive for tuberculosis (TB) will be offered appropriate treatment. “TB is spread through the air from one person to another. For most persons who breathe in TB bacteria and become infected, the body is able to fight the bacteria and stop them from growing,” Dr. Kumar explained.

He also sought to reassure the public that measures have already been taken to contain the TB bacteria within the household and work environment of the affected patient. He also emphasised that this case has no relationship with the case reported in May 2009.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    If you cant give us the names of the TB patients, at least give us their nationality.

    I will bet they are from somewhere in Asia and that this is another imported case.