Public Health Services investigating case of tuberculosis at McMaster

News Feb 02, 2011 Ancaster News

The City of Hamilton’s Public Health Services is investigating a case of active tuberculosis in a student from McMaster University in Hamilton. The case is currently under treatment and there is no ongoing risk to people attending or working at the school.

“Tuberculosis is a lung infection that can be spread to other people when they are in close, frequent contact with a sick person for a long period of time,” said Dr. Ninh Tran, Hamilton’s associate medical officer of health. “Each year in Hamilton, there are about 20 cases of active TB. For each case, an investigation is done to find out if others have been infected.” Students and staff at McMaster who have questions may speak with a public health nurse from the TB Control Program by calling 905-540-6636 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. For general information on TB, visit the website www.health.gov.on.ca or the Canadian Lung Association at www.lung.ca.

Public Health Services investigating case of tuberculosis at McMaster

News Feb 02, 2011 Ancaster News

The City of Hamilton’s Public Health Services is investigating a case of active tuberculosis in a student from McMaster University in Hamilton. The case is currently under treatment and there is no ongoing risk to people attending or working at the school.

“Tuberculosis is a lung infection that can be spread to other people when they are in close, frequent contact with a sick person for a long period of time,” said Dr. Ninh Tran, Hamilton’s associate medical officer of health. “Each year in Hamilton, there are about 20 cases of active TB. For each case, an investigation is done to find out if others have been infected.” Students and staff at McMaster who have questions may speak with a public health nurse from the TB Control Program by calling 905-540-6636 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. For general information on TB, visit the website www.health.gov.on.ca or the Canadian Lung Association at www.lung.ca.

Public Health Services investigating case of tuberculosis at McMaster

News Feb 02, 2011 Ancaster News

The City of Hamilton’s Public Health Services is investigating a case of active tuberculosis in a student from McMaster University in Hamilton. The case is currently under treatment and there is no ongoing risk to people attending or working at the school.

“Tuberculosis is a lung infection that can be spread to other people when they are in close, frequent contact with a sick person for a long period of time,” said Dr. Ninh Tran, Hamilton’s associate medical officer of health. “Each year in Hamilton, there are about 20 cases of active TB. For each case, an investigation is done to find out if others have been infected.” Students and staff at McMaster who have questions may speak with a public health nurse from the TB Control Program by calling 905-540-6636 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. For general information on TB, visit the website www.health.gov.on.ca or the Canadian Lung Association at www.lung.ca.