Case of tuberculosis discovered at Brookline daycare

BROOKLINE, MASS. (WHDH) - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is looking into a case of tuberculosis at Tiny World Child Care in Brookline.

They say that anyone who may have come in contact with that person has been notified and urged to get tested.

Tuberculosis is a disease that is spread through the air and affects the lungs.

Symptoms for an active case include chronic cough and weight-loss. It can be deadly, but most people do not develop an active case because it’s highly treatable if caught early on.

The Department of Public Health released the following statement:

“DPH is monitoring the situation, and working closely with local officials and the Tiny World Child Care community. Tuberculosis is preventable and treatable, and transmission of TB in these cases is very uncommon.”

Right now it is unclear whether this is an active case and whether it is a child or adult who is infected.

Stay with 7News as this story develops.

 

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