Nunavut declares tuberculosis outbreak in Baffin Island community – National

Nunavut‘s chief public health officer has declared a tuberculosis outbreak in a Baffin Island community. Dr. Michael Patterson says there has recently been an increase in cases in Pangnirtung, where about 1,500 people live. Patterson says an outbreak is declared when health workers can no longer find links between active cases. Trending Stories He … Read more

Deaths from tuberculosis INCREASED in 2020 for the first time in 15 years

For the first time in more than a decade, global tuberculosis (TB) deaths increased last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed in a new report. In 2020, 1.5 million people died of TB, an increase from the 1.4 million reported deaths from the bacterial disease a year earlier. It … Read more