Dominica: Government assures revellers about TB spread

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Dominica: Government assures revellers about TB spread

(JAMAICA STAR) – Health authorities have sought to allay fears that there could be a further increase in tuberculosis (TB) cases in Dominica during the Carnival celebrations that end on Tuesday.

This after Health Minister Dr Irvine McIntyre confirmed that there had been a spike in cases so far this year.

Chief Medical officer, Dr David Johnson said that carnival activities on the weekend posed no threat to revellers and the disease was not new to the island.

McIntrye said that 12 cases of the disease had been recorded so far this year, with six other suspected cases.

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