Arviat residents should remain diligent, seek TB testing, says Nunavut government – Nunatsiaq News

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7 August 2020

Health officials say residents of Arviat should remain diligent and seek testing if they believe they could have been exposed to tuberculosis.

The Government of Nunavut’s Department of Health issued a notice on July 30, warning Arviat families that children attending the local daycare centre may have been exposed to the bacterial infection.

The department says it can’t indicate what the potential source of TB is in this case, or whether new infections have been confirmed since the initial notice went out.

“At this time, health staff in Arviat have identified the daycare as a possible site of exposure,” a spokesperson with the Department of Health told Nunatsiaq News in an Aug. 5 email.

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