Nunavut wraps up its 1st community-wide tuberculosis screening clinic – CBC

It’s going to take all of us to address TB and to eradicate it,’ said Health Minister Pat Angnakak

Mar 26, 2018

Nunavut’s first community-wide mobile tuberculosis clinic wrapped up in Qikiqtarjuaq on Friday, according to the territory’s Department of Health.

The mobile clinic ran for seven weeks and its initial aim was to screen every person in the community of 600 for the disease.

It screened more than 90 per cent of the eligible residents in Qikiqtarjuaq starting on Feb. 5, said the department in a news release Friday.

Qikiqtarjuaq, a hamlet on the eastern coast of Baffin Island, currently has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the territory, with an estimated 10 per cent of the population infected.

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