All exposed people have been mapped and contacted. Children can be in early childhood education as usual.
In Lahti A total of 31 children and 11 employees have been exposed to tuberculosis at Riihelä Kindergarten in May – June, the city of Lahti informs.
The exposures have taken place at the Uotilankatu office of the kindergarten. All exposed children and workers have been identified and contacted.
The children are examined at the children’s clinic of Päijät-Häme Central Hospital. If necessary, protective treatment for tuberculosis is started for the child. Children can be in early childhood education as usual.
Employees are examined through occupational health care. They can be at work as usual.
Just small some of those exposed to tuberculosis get an infection doctor from the Päijät-Häme Welfare Association Marjo Vuorelan according to the infection. In addition, only a few of those infected develop tuberculosis later in life.
Tuberculosis is a disease caused by mycobacteria. It typically manifests as a lung infection.
Disease is transmitted through air but not through objects, toys, books or hands. Transmission of tuberculosis often requires long-term and close contact with the infected person.
There is a BCG vaccine against tuberculosis as part of a national vaccine program. According to the National Institute for Health and Welfare, children under the age of 7 who are at increased risk of becoming infected with tuberculosis receive the vaccination free of charge.