Tuberculosis outbreak declared in Naujaat
People showing symptoms advised to get tested
There is an outbreak of tuberculosis in Naujaat.
The Department of Health released a public health advisory about the outbreak Tuesday. There are currently six active TB cases and 10 cases of latent, or sleeping, tuberculosis in the hamlet of approximately 1,200 residents.
Due to the growing number of cases, enhanced public follow-up is necessary, the advisory states.
Anyone who has been exposed to an active TB case or shows symptoms should be screened at the community’s health centre.
Tuberculosis is treatable and can be cured with medication.
The symptoms of active tuberculosis are:
- A cough that lasts longer than three weeks;
- Feeling very tired;
- Loss of appetite;
- Having a fever or experiencing night sweats.