Doctors keeping a close eye on tuberculosis case in Quebec City
Tuberculosis remains a disease to be taken seriously. In some parts of the world, it still claims many lives. In Quebec, the numbers are low, though in the Quebec City region last year, there were 17 cases. The number is much higher than the average.
The last one reported was in late December. A recent immigrant who was taking classes at CEGEP Ste-Foy was diagnosed with TB and is still receiving treatment. Public health authorities are following up on those who might have been in close contact with the student. Dr. Marcel Behr works at the International TB Centre at the McGill University Health Centre. He joined us this morning.