Thompson high school student diagnosed with active tuberculosis infection
Ian Graham / Thompson Citizen
February 16, 2017 03:25 PM
Northern Regional Health Authority medical officer of health Dr. Michael Isaac, seen here during a panel discussion at a fentanyl forum in Thompson in January, says the recent diagnosis of a Thompson high school student with an active tuberculosis infection does not mean that an outbreak is likely. Photograph By Ian Graham
R.D Parker Collegiate students' parents were notified by phone and email message Feb. 15 that student at the school had an active tuberculosis infection but the Northern Regional Health Authority medical officer of health says that transmission between co-workers and classmates is rare.
"It's uncommon for coworkers or school classmates to contract TB from someone at school," said NRHA medical officer of health Dr. Michael Isaac Feb. 16. "It's possible. It's happened in the past but it's uncommon."