12:13am Tuesday 15 October 2019

Suspected tuberculosis case in Southern Trust healthcare worker

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust and the Public Health Agency (PHA) have confirmed that a healthcare worker in Craigavon Area Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department has a suspected case of tuberculosis (TB). The healthcare worker worked at A&E before showing possible signs of TB. As soon as the risk was identified the healthcare worker stopped clinical duties.

Michael Devine, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Public Health Agency, said: “The PHA is aware of the situation which involves a suspected case of TB in a healthcare worker. The risk of transmission of the disease is low. We are working with the Southern Trust to ensure that national guidance on these incidents, including a review of contacts, is followed.”

Further information

Contact Ruth Rogers, Southern Health Trust on (028) 3861 3952 or Margery Magee, Public Health Agency, on (028) 9031 1611

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