Latest data from Nunavut shows more tuberculosis cases in Pangnirtung – CBC

by pmnationtalk on November 25, 2022233 Views

Nov 25, 2022

Two more active cases, 21 more latent cases detected in past 3 months

New numbers from Nunavut’s health department show that two more people have been diagnosed with active tuberculosis in Pangnirtung in the past three months, while 21 more were diagnosed with latent tuberculosis.

The outbreak of the disease in the hamlet of about 1,500 people continues to grow, the department said in a news release Friday afternoon.

The territory declared the outbreak one year ago today.

Since January 2021, a total of 37 people in Pangnirtung have been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, meaning it can spread from person-to-person through the air.

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