September 20, 2017 3:00 pm

Potential tuberculosis exposure at Calgary daycare spurs AHS warning

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.

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

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