Nunavik public health says region’s TB numbers are stable – NunatsiaqOnline

June 05, 2017

Health department developing new TB prevention campaign

KUUJJUAQ—Nunavik public health care officials say they believe they’ve stemmed a small outbreak of tuberculosis in Nunavik’s largest community.

Late last month, the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services warned the public to watch for symptoms after six active cases of TB were reported in Kuujjuaq since the start of 2017.

Those cases were in addition to another 10 reports of TB flagged elsewhere in the region; in Puvirnituq, Inukjuak, Salluit and Kangiqsualujjuaq.

A month later, health officials say there have been no new confirmed cases of the infection.

“It was a very small outbreak,” said Dr. Marie Rochette, coordinator of infectious disease prevention at Nunavik’s public health department.

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