Have you been to this pub in Wales since 2005? Health officials want you to be tested for TB between the outbreak of the killer infection in the village of Welsh
- Health officials have warned of an outbreak in Llwynhendy, Carmarthenshire
- They want everyone who has taken a step in the Joiners Arms to come forward
- According to estimates, around 4,000 people live in the Llwynhendy district
Clients of a pub in a quiet village in Wales have been asked to come forward in fear of having tuberculosis.
Health officials want everyone who got a foothold between 2005 and 2018 in the Joiners Arms pub in Llwynhendy, Carmarthenshire.
Public Health Wales has revealed that since 2010 there have been 29 confirmed cases of potentially fatal infection in the picturesque village.
The government agency said the outbreak, as he called it, killed at least one person, with the death last year. They still have to be identified.
Health officials want anyone who got a foothold between 2005 and 2018 at the Joiners Arms pub in Llwynhendy, Carmarthenshire, to get tested
About 4,000 people live in the Llwynhendy department, which includes the old mining village and a handful of other settlements.
PHW did not reveal the reason for the new screening call, or why customers and employees should come from that specific pub.
SA Brain, owner of the Joiners Arms pub, said it is an important part of the Llwynhendy community.
They told it BBC it was & # 39; inevitable that several of those affected had used the pub and mixed with others there at that time & # 39 ;.
On the pub's Facebook page, which has 1,200 likes, users claimed various people they know had caught TB to visit there.
Jenna May wrote: & # 39; When I got tuberculosis, they said it came from the pincers. & # 39;
Shelby Letheren added: & # 39; Many people have taken it from joiner (sic). & # 39;
Public Health Wales has revealed that since 2010 there have been 29 confirmed cases of potentially fatal infection in the picturesque village
On the pub's Facebook page, which has 1,200 likes, several people claim to have caught TB to visit there. Jenna May wrote: & # 39; When I got tuberculosis, they said it came from the pincers. & # 39; Shelby Letheren added: & # 39; Numerous people have taken it from joiner (sic) & # 39;
A PHW spokesperson said that the serious lung infection, which is curable, has been in the village for a while & # 39; circulates at a low level.
Screening invitations have already been sent to 80 people in the area who have been found to be in contact with infected patients.
PHW hopes that screening for the infection – spread by coughing or sneezing – will control the outbreak & # 39; under control & # 39; will love.
In a press release it said: & # 39; There are indications that there are a number of unidentified active and latent TB cases in the Llwynhendy population. & # 39;
Dr. Brendan Mason, consultant in communicable disease control for PHW, said: & TB has been circulating at a low level in Llwynhendy for a while.
& # 39; And our goal is to ensure that all affected individuals undergo treatment as quickly as possible so that we can stop any further spread of the disease and control the outbreak. & # 39;
The most common symptom of tuberculosis is a persistent cough for more than three weeks, with spits that can sometimes be stained with blood.
Other symptoms include weight loss, high temperature, and sweating, especially at night, according to the NHS.
Only 100 TB cases are registered in Wales each year – meaning that the cases in Llwynhendy make up about three percent of all reports since 2010.
For comparison, the department itself accounts for only 0.13 percent of the country's population, which is believed to be close to 3.15 million.
WHAT IS TUBERCULOSE?
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that is spread between people by coughing and sneezing.
The infection usually affects the lungs, but the bacteria can cause problems in every part of the body, including the abdomen, glands, bones, and nervous system.
In healthy people, the bacteria are often killed by the immune system or at least prevent it from spreading, but in some cases the bacteria can pop up and cause a more serious infection.
TB infection causes symptoms such as fever, cough, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue and tiredness, loss of appetite and swelling in the neck.
If the immune system cannot contain TB bacteria, it can take weeks or months for the infection to get stuck and cause symptoms, and if left untreated, it can be fatal.
TB is a common cause of death in people with HIV because it is particularly dangerous for people with a weakened immune system: people with HIV think they are up to 27 times more likely to get the disease.
With treatment, TB can almost always be cured with antibiotics and people tend to no longer be contagious after about three weeks of therapy.
TB is most prevalent in less developed countries in Sub-Saharan and West Africa, Southeast Asia, Russia, China and South America.
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