Tuberculosis suspected as 14-month-old from Nain flown to St. John’s – CBC

Suspected second case in just over a week has residents anxious

Mar 28, 2018

The AngajukKâk, or mayor, of Nain says there’s another suspected case of tuberculosis in the northern Labrador community, just one week after 14-year-old Gussie Bennett died from complications related to the disease.

Joe Dicker told CBC on Tuesday that a 14-month-old is being treated for the illness in St. John’s.

He said the news of a potential second case has people on edge.

“We were quite alarmed by it as a community, that there was another case for such a young person,” said the AngajukKâk.

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