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Hospital confirms patient in HSE South getting treatment for TB

December 14th, 2018 12:01 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

A patient in HSE South is being treated for TB

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THE South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH) has been notified by the Department of Public Health of a case of TB in a person living in HSE South.

This person also attends the SIVUH for treatment.

This person is under the care of a consultant physician and is receiving treatment.

As per the national guidelines, the staff of the Department of Public Health are  undertaking a risk assessment and, in conjunction with SIVUH, a number of people (patients and staff) who have been in close contact with this patient have been identified.  

These people will be offered screening as per national guidance. The hospital cannot comment further as the privacy of all people involved and their families must be fully respected. The hospital can confirm that there is no outbreak of TB at the hospital.

The hospital will continue to closely monitor the situation in association with the HSE.

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