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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Nunavut declares a tuberculosis outbreak in Baffin Island, and Santa returns to town

tuberculosis outbreak in Baffin Island,

Key Takeaways:

  • The chief public health officer of Nunavut has declared a tuberculosis outbreak in a community on Baffin Island.
  • According to Dr. Michael Patterson, there has recently been an increase in cases in Pangnirtung, a town of about 1,500 people.

According to Patterson, an outbreak is declared when health workers cannot find links between active topics. According to him, people who have been exposed to tuberculosis or who have symptoms such as a persistent cough, loss of appetite, or fever should visit a health center right away.

Nunavut has historically had the highest rate of tuberculosis in the country, and every community in the territory is screened for the disease. The Liberal government has pledged to eradicate tuberculosis in Nunavut by 2030.

Santa returns to town.

With the holiday season quickly approaching, local malls are preparing for an influx of children eager to share their gift wishes with Santa.

Santa will also pay a visit to local children at the Lansdowne Centre. Pre-booking an appointment is required to avoid queuing. A short distance will separate Santa and visitors, and masks will be needed until the photo is taken, at which point people will be able to remove their masks for the shot.

Santa will also appear at Aberdeen Centre beginning Nov. 27, with 10-minute appointments available online for a small fee. Masks are required like is proof of vaccination for those over the age of 12. Physical separation is needed.

The CF Richmond Centre also has opportunities to meet Santa, but all Santa slots were taken at the time of publication.

Source: Global News, stcatharinesstandard

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