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  • NL, Canada: TB outbreak in Nain soars to 50 cases

    Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...rows-1.4641833

    TB outbreak in Nain soars to 50 cases
    50 people being treated with either suspected, confirmed, or latent cases
    CBC News Posted: Jun 13, 2018 11:18 AM NT | Last Updated: June 13

    Fifty people in Nain are now being treated for tuberculosis, up from six suspected cases in April although health officials say the spread of the disease is showing signs of slowing.

    There are 23 people with either confirmed or suspected active cases, as well as 27 people with latent TB, meaning they don't have any symptoms but still require medication.

    "The number we've been picking up has been slowing down over recent weeks," said Dr. Gabe Woollam, the vice-president of medical services with Labrador-Grenfell Health...


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