Toronto bus passenger may have infected others with TB
Canwest News Service
“TORONTO - Ontario public health agencies are attempting to contact 27 passengers who were on a Greyhound bus that stopped in Windsor, Ont., in August after a passenger onboard tested positive for tuberculosis.
The bus, departed from Toronto at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 31, with 33 passengers bound for Detroit, according to a news release Thursday by Ontario's public health agency.
The bus made a stop in London, Ont., at 2:35 p.m. and picked up nine more passengers and then stopped again in Windsor, Ont., at 5:05 p.m. where 27 people got off, the statement said.
Health authorities are now trying to locate those 27 passengers who were on the Greyhound trip No. 0367 in fear that the passenger who has tuberculosis may have passed it on to other passengers.
"The risk is low but we want to make sure everyone who was potentially exposed is properly notified and evaluated as needed," Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, said in a statement. The sick passenger was stopped at the Windsor-Detroit border by U.S. customs officials and has been quarantined at a Windsor area hospital. "
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Let's see if those 27 people can be found and contacted today.
EDIT TO ADD:
Anyone who was on the Detroit-bound bus is asked to contact their local health authority at 1-866-532-3161.