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  • Canada: New Brunswick health department confirms case of tuberculosis in Saint John area

    Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/5480860/t...ed-saint-john/


    July 10, 2019 4:25 pm
    New Brunswick health department confirms case of tuberculosis in Saint John area
    By Aya Al-Hakim Online producer/reporter Global News

    Spokesperson of the department of health in New Brunswick, Bruce Macfarlane, has confirmed that there has been a case of tuberculosis in Saint John on Wednesday.

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis. According to the province, the bacteria is found worldwide, but TB in Canada compared to some other countries is rare.

    The bacteria can be spread from person to person through coughing, sneezing and talking when close. It can also stay in the air for hours.

    No other details have been provided by Macfarlene on the case, saying that more information will come on Thursday...
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