Calgary daycare children, staff may have been exposed to tuberculosis

Children and staff at a Calgary daycare may have been exposed to a case of tuberculosis, the provincial health authority says.

AHS not naming daycare, says families are being notified and there's no risk to general public

The Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria is shown in a 2006 high magnification scanning electron micrograph image. AHS says children and staff at a Calgary daycare may have been exposed to a case of tuberculosis. (Centre for Disease Control/The Canadian Press)

Children and staff at a Calgary daycare may have been exposed to a case of tuberculosis, the provincial health authority said in a statement on Wednesday, but they are not naming the daycare.

"So as to protect patient and family confidentiality, no further case details will be released," Alberta Health Services said..

"AHS will not release the name of the impacted daycare, as all impacted daycare attendees and staff are being notified directly and there is no risk to other individuals.

"This case is not a risk to the general public and is also not an ongoing risk to daycare staff or attendees."

The agency is working on followup screenings.