Windsor, Ontario TB Alert

Posted: October 2, 2008 in Windsor
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I was surfing through the Windsor, Ontario News articles and found this one. YIKES!!
I really hope they track these people down quick.

( The article below was from a Health Canada website )
Officials seek 27 people in Windsor, Ont. who rode bus with TB-infected passenger
52 minutes ago

TORONTO — Ontario public health officials are looking for 27 people who could have contracted tuberculosis during a Greyhound bus trip to Windsor, Ont., on Aug. 31.

A passenger on the bus had infectious tuberculosis and may have passed it on by coughing while in close contact with others. The Greyhound excursion No. 0367 bound for Detroit left Toronto at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31 with 33 passengers on board.

The bus stopped in London, Ont., at 2:35 p.m. and nine more passengers got on.

The bus arrived in Windsor at 5:05 p.m. and the 27 passengers who disembarked are being urged to get tested for tuberculosis.

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams says the risk of infection is low but authorities are still emphasizing the need to be tested.

The passenger with tuberculosis was detained at the Windsor/Detroit border by American customs officials.

The remaining 15 passengers who were still on the bus are being looked after by public health officials in the U.S. and Ontario.

Passengers who were on the bus should contact their local public health unit or phone 1-866-532-3161.


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