Evaluation of an Out-break of Tuberculosis in an Isolated Inuit Community.

Regions: Kivalliq Region, Nunavut

Tags: health, tuberculosis, disease, prevention strategies

Principal Investigator: Hershfield, Earl S. (1)
Licence Number: 12267
Organization: University of Manitoba
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: Dr. Jure Manfreda; Dr. Yitades Gebre

Objective(s): Objectives were to: (1) do a retrospective review of the tuberculosis out-break in Repulse Bay by reviewing information available through hospital records from the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, the Central Tuberculosis Registry, and the nursing records at Repulse Bay and Rankin Inlet; and (2) outline the tuberculosis out-break that occurred in 1988-89 in order to obtain information that may be helpful in preventing such out-breaks in the future.

Project Description: Through the review of hospital records, we will outline the tuberculosis out-break that occurred in Repulse Bay during 1988-89. The study may provide information that may be helpful in preventing such out-breaks in the future.