NEWS
10/03/2016 18:59 EDT | Updated 10/04/2017 01:12 EDT

Calgary daycare exposed to case of active infectious tuberculosis

CALGARY — Staff and families whose children attend a Calgary daycare are being notified they may have been exposed to a case of active infectious tuberculosis.

Alberta Health Services says it has directly contacted the families of all children and staff who may be affected.

It says it’s not releasing the name of the daycare because there is no risk to the public and no risk to other staff.

It adds TB Services and Communicable Disease Control Teams are working with health officials to complete the followup screening that is routine in response to any potential exposure to a case of active infectious TB.

AHS says it is informing the public as a matter of transparency.

The agency notes that early diagnosis of TB infection, followed promptly by preventative treatment, is key to stopping the development or spread of disease.