TB inquiry at Mosque6th March 2006
Medical staff have been trying to trace Muslim worshippers in Aberdeen after six worshippers at a mosque were diagnosed with tuberculosis. Symptoms of the disease include coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath and fever.
A spokesman for NHS Grampian said the risk to the public was very small, but that it was essential worshippers were screened. It was trying to trace everyone who attended prayers at the mosque in Spital Road between the beginning of July and mid-October last year. A routine investigation of a TB case revealed that five other people had been affected.
There are an estimated 1,000 Muslims living in the local area.
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