Teacher in put: tuberculosis-the case of Chemnitz elementary school

A teacher at a Chemnitzer elementary school, is ill with tuberculosis. The Patient, or the patient is in the hospital now. The health Department clarified together with Education and child welfare, whether more people would be infected.

As the city announced on Wednesday, has been found to have the disease recently. At the beginning of August will take place in the school’s information sessions for students and parents. In suspected cases, it would be a blood collection. Usually will be after a few days, first results. Only on Monday it became known that a six-year-old pre-school child was ill in Jena, also of tuberculosis.

A Transfer of bacteria-induced disease is tuberculosis to be held according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) via droplets in the air. Ill suffer from a lack of energy, night sweats, weight loss or a persistent cough. In Germany tuberculosis is rather rare: According to the RKI were registered in the year 2017 a total of 5486 new cases. That’s the equivalent of 6.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The Weather Channel Arctic air to bring weather chaos to Europe – with consequences for Germany