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Monday, April 11, 2011

Canada : Three new cases in Kelowna tuberculosis outbreak

Via CTV News, excerpt :

" The Interior Health Authority says an outbreak of tuberculosis among Kelowna's homeless population continues with three new cases in 2011.

The outbreak, first declared in January 2009, has infected 31 people since 2008. While the majority of cases have been in Kelowna, others have sprung up elsewhere in the Central Okanagan.

Though the disease is airborne, there is a relatively low risk to the general population, Medical Health Officer Rob Parker said in a release."

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