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5 child patients found with latent TB after screening: NUH

Post by Pal » Wed, 23 Dec 2015 6:19 pm

The National University Hospital has screened more than 130 child patients after it was discovered that one of its paediatric nurses had pulmonary tuberculosis (TB).

The hospital said in an update on Tuesday (Dec 22) that it has contacted more than 160 patients in total for screening. Out of these, none has active TB, but five have positive Mantoux reading, which is indicative of latent TB infection, said NUH, adding that they have been offered treatment as a precautionary measure.

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