Navigation Links
Minor Tuberculosis Outbreak In Welsh School

Health experts are allaying fears over a tuberculosis outbreak in a Welsh school .

Two schools in Wales- Gorseinon Infant and Junior Schools conducted tuberculosis-screening tests after a member of staff and her three children were found to be infected with the bacteria.

After the completion of the tests, six children were found to be positive.

In spite of this, health professionals have urged parents not to panic.

Of the 172 children offered screening, 150 attended the session. The children with positive readings have been referred for a hospital chest X-ray.

Dr Mac Walapu, consultant in communicable disease control with the National Public Health Service for Wales (NPHS) says: A positive test does not necessarily mean the child has TB. A positive result can be caused by a reaction to a previous BCG vaccination or to exposure to TB at any time in the past. It can also be caused by exposure to other germs similar to TB, which are mostly harmless.

TB can only be spread by very close contact. The risk of it spreading within the school is very low.

Accordingly, only children and adults in close contact with the staff member and her children have been screened. Many did not need to be tested because they were not in close contact with the member of staff or her children.

The test involves injecting a small amount of purified sterile protein just under the skin in the forearm. The test is read two days later.

The same testing will be repeated six weeks after the last contact of the students with the infected patients, as this is when the test will be most accurate.

Dr Walapu added: We have had very good support from the education authority and staff in the school. Parents have also been very co-operative and supportive.

Parents had been sent a TB fact sheet when they were first informed of the illness affecting the teacher and her children.

Dr Sara Hayes from the National Public Health Service for Wales was quoted: "The children found with TB have no symptoms and appear to be well.

"They are receiving treatment. All the cases are expected to make a full recovery."

Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection, which usually affects the lungs but can affect almost any part of the body.

It can be spread when someone with the infection coughs sneezes or talks and another person breathes in the bacteria.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Minor mutations in HIV virus
2. Minor Improvement In Child Sex Ratio In Haryana
3. Indian Prime Minister undergoes Minor Surgery in AIIMS
4. Madonna Has "Minor Operation" For Hernia
5. Doctors Protest Against Allowing Nurses To Perform Minor Surgeries
6. Minor Lifestyle Modifications Can Increase Life Expectancy
7. Minor Fire At AIIMS In The Wee Hours Today
8. Death Sentence for Intenional Infection of Minors with HIV
9. Minorities, Uninsured Less Likely to Receive Care at High-Volume Hospitals
10. Help of Minority Leaders Needed to Curb Polio: Ramadoss
11. Telephone Outreach Boost CRC Screening In Urban Minority
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/12/2016)... Seattle, WA, and Washington, DC (PRWEB) , ... ... ... PATH and the Siemens Foundation today announced a new initiative—the Siemens ... technologies for low-resource settings. The partnership will recruit top students from U.S. ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... CDRH Enforcement Trends: , ... http://www.fdanews.com/cdrhenforcementtrends , As Winston Churchill said, “Those who don’t learn ... 2015 will show what to expect when they come knocking this year. But that takes ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Each year, the American Physical Therapy Association ... CA at the Anaheim Convention Center. Almost 10,000 physical therapists across the country are ... action, learn more about their chosen field and network with their colleagues. As ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Coco Libre, the maker ... Red Carpet Events LA GRAMMY’s Style Lounge Event. Coco Libre will offer musicians and ... hydrated before the big event. The invitation-only gifting suite, held this year at the ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... Appleton, Wis. (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 ... ... its second Lean Leadership Series at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on April ... to practice new behaviors and create new habits. The workshops cover a broad ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... , 12 februari 2016 ... een toonaangevende leverancier van productie en ontwikkeling ... industrieën, kondigt vandaag een uitbreiding aan van ... haar locatie in Charleston, SC ... geleid tot meerdere recente investeringen. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... -- The primary goal of this research is to ... usage of liquid biopsy. Key information the survey seeks ... of liquid biopsy adoption amidst future users - Predominantly ... - Sample inflow to conduct liquid biopsy tests - ... so on. - Correlation analysis of sample type and ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 11, 2016  Walgreens has committed to provide drug ... Washington, D.C. as part of a ... commended by shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow. ... "Many people hold on to unneeded drugs because they lack ... consequences." --> Conrad MacKerron , Senior Vice ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: