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  • QC, Canada: Screening clinic detects new TB cases in Nunavik community

    Source: http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/storie...vik_community/

    Screening clinic detects new TB cases in Nunavik community
    Screening to resume Jan. 11
    SARAH ROGERS

    A tuberculosis screening clinic in Salluit has uncovered six new cases of the disease in the Nunavik community since mass screening began in early November.

    Nunavik?s public health department launched the screening clinic last month after the Hudson Strait community of about 1,300 people reported 24 cases of the infectious disease between June and October.

    Now that number has risen to 30 cases, including that of a three-year-old child, health officials said...
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