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AHS notifying individuals of potential tuberculosis exposure

April 17, 2019

CALGARY - Alberta Health Services (AHS) has today issued notification letters to 150 individuals indicating that they or their child may have been exposed to a confirmed case of tuberculosis (TB) at a daycare in the Calgary Zone. Notification letters include information on arrangements for standard TB assessment, screening and treatment, if required.

Only those who receive notification letters from AHS are considered possibly exposed to this case. Risk of transmission to these individuals is low, and the case does not present an ongoing risk at the daycare or to the general public. AHS is only informing the public as a matter of transparency.

AHS’ TB Services and Calgary Zone Medical Officer of Health are coordinating follow-up screening that is routine in response to any exposure to active cases of infectious TB. These efforts are in keeping with our commitment to high quality care and our values of excellence and safety.

To protect patient confidentiality, no further case-specific details will be released by AHS. The name of the daycare at which the exposure took place will not be released.

For general information on TB: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/news/rls/ne-rls-2016-10-03-tb-faq.pdf. Anyone with questions can call Health Link 24/7 at 811.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

For media inquiries, contact:

Kristin Whitworth
AHS Communications
403-671-4397