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  • Canada: Tuberculosis rate among Inuit is 290 times higher than for non-Indigenous people in Canada. Here's why

    Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/cbc-e...i-tb-1.5046336

    Tuberculosis rate among Inuit is 290 times higher than for non-Indigenous people in Canada. Here's why
    Infection rates in the North are comparable to those in the developing world
    Stephanie Hogan ? CBC News ? Posted: Mar 08, 2019 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 5 hours ago

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized Friday for the way the Canadian government treated Inuit patients with tuberculosis in the 1940s, '50s and '60s.

    In actions reminiscent of the Sixties Scoop, and of the government forcibly sending Indigenous children to residential schools, thousands of Inuit patients were taken from their communities by the government and brought south for treatment.

    But many of them died, and no one ever told their families what happened or where they were buried.

    Canadians may think of tuberculosis as a disease of the past. But it is still one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. And it is still a serious disease in this country ? especially for people living in the North...

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