Calgary daycare attendees exposed to tuberculosis: AHS

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Alberta Health Services says clients at a Calgary daycare may have been exposed to tuberculosis. Global News

Health officials are warning families whose children attend a Calgary daycare that they may have been exposed to tuberculosis.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) said Monday the case isn’t a risk to the general public, and all impacted daycare attendees and staff are being notified directly.

“Only those notified by AHS are considered exposed to this case. AHS is informing the public as a matter of transparency.”

Officials said further details – such as the name and location of the daycare – will not be released so as to protect the patient’s confidentiality.

Tuberculosis is an infection that occurs when TB germs are inhaled into the lungs.

For more information on Tuberculosis, you can visit AHS’ Tuberculosis FAQ.