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Infectious pulmonary tuberculosis identified in Kortrijk: all residents and staff of shelter Oikonde should be tested
Kortrijk is A resident of Oikonde in Kortrijk has infectious pulmonary tuberculosis. The Flemish Agency for Care and Health confirms. The vzw beschermcomité Oikonde catches in the Aalbeeksesteenweg 7 temporary men and women in all kinds of emergency situations. For further distribution, all the other residents and the staff of Oikonde now also on tuberculosis tested.

There are already a few days rumors about a case of tuberculosis at Oikonde in the Aalbeeksesteenweg 7. The property is located close to supermarket, Colruyt. The people of the non-profit beschermcomité Oikonde have the duty to be silent in the context of their professional secrecy. At the Flemish Agency for Care and Health, they want to be the necessary explanations. “Indeed, there is tuberculosis in a person. More details about that person I may not give”, says Joris Moonens, spokesman of the Flemish Agency for Care and Health.


it is certain that the person in question is very sick. “Because this was in the person of pulmonary tuberculosis”, says Joris Moonens. Pulmonary tuberculosis is contagious. The germs are in the mucus that is coughed up. As for the cough, the mouth is not covered, spread small vochtdruppeltjes that others can inhale. “All the residents and staff of Oikonde will now be tested”, says Joris Moonens. “They get a tuberculinehuidtest. It is a liquid injected under the skin. If the skin reaction shows, follows a second test to confirm or the person or persons really to tuberculosis.”

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