TB outbreak in Cork Secondary school .. 2 cases

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All staff and students screened after two cases of TB confirmed in Cork secondary school - JOURNAL

ALL STAFF AND students at a Cork secondary school are being screened for TB after two cases of tuberculosis were confirmed at the school.

The Department of Public Health said it was notified of a case of TB in a teenager and a second case of active TB was identified during a screening process.

They are now both under the care of a respiratory physician and on anti-TB treatment.
Two people diagnosed with TB in Glanmire Community College - 96FM

Is TB ever truly eradicated? I dont think anyone here gets vacinated for it?

Small outbreaks like this every so often .. ?
 


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TB cases in this day and age are generally associated with immigrants from India or Pakistan. Did the report say the sick children were from there, or would saying so be considered racist in some way?
 

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TB cases in this day and age are generally associated with immigrants from India or Pakistan. Did the report say the sick children were from there, or would saying so be considered racist in some way?
As the article says:

The Department of Public Health said it was notified of a case of TB in a teenager and a second case of active TB was identified during a screening process.

They are now both under the care of a respiratory physician and on anti-TB treatment.
And thats all we will get id say ..
 

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TB cases in this day and age are generally associated with immigrants from India or Pakistan. Did the report say the sick children were from there, or would saying so be considered racist in some way?
I hope political correctness does not stand in the way of the truth .

There are plenty of cases through out europe where not telling the truth due to political correctness has led to worse outcomes for all .
 

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This is going to be a tough one for the anti-vaxers and racists on here... first split, in the alliance, I reckon. petunia
 

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Introduce regulations and form a special quango to tackle the problem.

Staffed by expensive political cronies.
 

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From 2016:

Lidl assure shoppers "absolutely not at risk" after staff member contracted Tuberculosis

Health chiefs and Lidl have reassured shoppers after a staff member contracted pulmonary tuberculosis.

The supermarket said there is “absolutely no risk” to the public and no evidence to suggest anyone contracted the infection from working in the store.

In November, an employee at the branch in Carrigaline, Co Cork, informed management they had been diagnosed with TB.

Lidl contacted healthcare professionals and offered voluntary screenings to employees, they also organised time off for the tests.

In a statement, Lidl said: “We are closely monitoring the situation and have taken every measure to ensure the welfare of both our team and the general public.
Cork again :(
 
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Is TB ever truly eradicated? I dont think anyone here gets vacinated for it?

Small outbreaks like this every so often .. ?
These days, as in the UK, the plan seems to be targeted vaccinations of those deemed at high risk, but

BCG vaccine stock in all areas expired at the end of April 2015 and the HSE continues to experience ongoing delays with the supply of BCG vaccine. This continues to be a Europe wide issue. The number of cases of TB has been steadily falling in Ireland.


Most European countries do not give BCG vaccine to all babies.


The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC), an independent expert group on immunisation and the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) have both recommended that BCG vaccine does not now need to be given routinely to all babies in Ireland.


The Department of Health has received the NIAC and HIQA recommendations. A decision on BCG policy based on these recommendations will be determined by the Department of Health when BCG vaccine is back in stock.
https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/news/bcg2018.html

Mind you, with an outbreak in Glanmire I'd think outdated vaccine would be better than no vaccine at all....
 

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This is going to be a tough one for the anti-vaxers and racists on here... first split, in the alliance, I reckon. petunia
“ I hear you a racist now Father " ......or anyone else that some people want to shut up . Its been worn out and is now seen as ‘ the silencer ‘ it is for people who have genuine concerns .
 

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Statistic worth knowing: In 2017, 86% of TB cases diagnosed in NYC were born outside the USA
 

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Coming over here. Taking our jobs. Infecting our children.
 

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TB cases in this day and age are generally associated with immigrants from India or Pakistan. Did the report say the sick children were from there, or would saying so be considered racist in some way?
HIV and Hepatitis are on the rise in Ireland as a direct consequence of immigration.

It wouldn't be a wild guess to assume the TB outbreak is linked to third world immigration also.
 


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