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TB Case Being Treated

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kiran Kumar says the Public Health Department is taking aggressive clinical measures to test all close contacts of a Tuberculosis patient who has been hospitalized. Any one testing positive for TB infection will be offered appropriate treatment.

According to Dr. Kumar, "Whilst TB is spread through the air from one person to another, for most people who breathe in TB bacteria and become infected, the body is able to fight the bacteria to stop them from growing and the condition is treatable with medication."

Dr. Kumar reassures the public that measures have already been taken within the household and work environment of the affected patient to contain the TB virus. There is no indication to date that any other persons have Tuberculosis.