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Potential tuberculosis exposure at Calgary daycare spurs AHS warning

File photo: A radiographer reads an X-ray that came negative for tuberculosis.
File photo: A radiographer reads an X-ray that came negative for tuberculosis. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Staff and families whose children go to a Calgary daycare are being notified they may have been exposed to a case of tuberculosis (TB).

Alberta Health Services (AHS) declined to name the daycare, but said the case is not a risk to the general public—nor is it an ongoing risk to staff or children. AHS said it was publicizing the information as a “matter of transparency.”

“Only those directly notified by AHS are considered exposed to this case,” reads a Wednesday statement.

READ MORE: Calgary daycare attendees exposed to tuberculosis in 2016, AHS says

Follow-up screening will take place, as is practice in any such case.

“So as to protect patient and family confidentiality, no further case details will be released,” AHS said.

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For general information on TB, visit the AHS website here.

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