Let's End TB in Nunavik

Let's end tbIn recent years, there has been an increase in the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in Nunavik. The rate of TB among Inuit living in Nunavik is anywhere between 100 to 300 times higher than that in the rest of Québec. Over the last 10 years, nearly all of the 14 Nunavik communities reported cases of TB.

Every effort is being undertaken to prevent the disease from spreading. The number of active TB cases in Nunavik declined between 1980 and 2003. However, the incidence rate has risen since 2007 and major outbreaks have occurred.

Several reasons can explain the resurgence in the number of active TB cases in Nunavik, including social factors such as overcrowded housing, malnutrition, poverty, and alcohol/drug abuse. Even a poorly ventilated room where people meet regularly, such as gathering houses, can suddenly become a highly contagious location for the disease to spread.

The Public Health Department of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (NRBHSS) has initiated a communication strategy aimed at informing Nunavimmiut about TB. Through the website you will learn how to detect and how to treat the disease. You will also learn the importance of helping those who become ill to overcome their fears in getting proper care.

Check-out the videosread about the disease and learn what you can do in your community to end TB in Nunavik.

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Access  press releases related to TB  published in the last few years; 


MARCH 22th  2018 WORLD TB DAY TAKES ON A SPECIAL MEANING IN NUNAVIK

FEBRUARY 28th  2018 THE NUNAVIK REGIONAL BOARD JOINS FORCES WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS TO END TUBERCULOSIS

APRIL 12th  2017 SIX (6) REPORTED CASES OF TUBERCULOSIS IN KUUJJUAQ

NOVEMBER 6th  2015 MASS SCREENING FOR TUBERCULOSIS IN SALLUIT

AUGUST 14th  2013 CASES OF ACTIVE TUBERCULOSIS IN NUNAVIK

JUNE 19th  2013 CASES OF ACTIVE TUBERCULOSIS IN NUNAVIK

MAY 6th  2013 CASES OF ACTIVE TUBERCULOSIS IN NUNAVIK

OCTOBER 11th  2012 STATUS REPORT ON THE TUBERCULOSIS OUTBREAK IN KANGIQSUALUJJUAQ

JULY 12th  2012 CAMPAIGN FOR TUBERCULOSIS SCREENING IN KANGIQSUALUJJUAQ

JUNE 28th  2012 STATUS REPORT: TUBERCULOSIS CASES IN NUNAVIK

MAY 9th  2012 RECRUDESCENCE OF TUBERCULOSIS CASES IN NUNAVIK