Thirty people in Leiden and its surroundings each year receive tuberculosis, some of which are contagious. This says a spokesman for GGD Hollands Midden. On Tuesday, a student with MBO Rijnland was reported to be infected. According to the school spokesperson, the student in Beptaplein has an infectious, open TB type.
A spokesman for GGD Hollands Midden says that in the Netherlands, 800 people have received tubercolus annually. About one third of them are in infectious form. For this reason, the disease is occurring in all over the Netherlands with 1 to 17,000 people.
Tuberculosis symptoms are common complaints that can be seen in many other syndromes. As a result, the diagnosis of the disease is often difficult. The most common symptoms in the early stages of tuberculosis are night sweats, fatigue, fever, loss of appetite and weight loss. People with pulmonary tuberculosis usually have cough complaints for long periods of time (longer than three weeks) and sometimes coughs from the (bloody) mucus.
How the student is going is unknown
The school doesn't want to tell me how it was with the student at the Bètaplein school in Leiden. It is also not known whether he is a boy or a girl or not and in which class the student lives.
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