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BC
14 458 158 8,632 8,804
AB
9 1,046 185 20,082 20,311
SK
0 495 129 16,186 16,343
MB
4 901 155 25,118 25,283
ON
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Atlantic
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North60
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Pangnirtung Tuberculosis outbreak update

Press Release

25 May 2022

Public Health Advisory

Pangnirtung Tuberculosis outbreak update

The Department of Health is advising that the outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) declared in Pangnirtung on November 25 is ongoing.

Since January 2021, there have been 31 individuals diagnosed with active TB and 108 individuals diagnosed with latent TB in the community.

Community members who have been exposed to an active TB case, or who have TB symptoms, should visit the health centre for screening. The following are symptoms of active TB:

  • A cough that lasts longer than three weeks.
  • Feeling very tired.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • A fever or night sweats.

Anyone with these symptoms should go to the health centre as soon as possible for screening. TB is a treatable disease with medications available within your community. If you have any questions, please contact your local health centre.

Latent TB is not contagious but is treated to prevent it from becoming active. The Department of Health will continue to provide support and resources to the community to ensure access to adequate testing, education, treatment, and support.

To learn more about TB and TB treatments, please visit https://www.gov.nu.ca/health/information/tuberculosis.

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Media Contact:

Chris Puglia
Manager of Communications
Department of Health
867-975-5949
[email protected]

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