16 inmates and two employees at the Ullersmo prison have tested positive for tuberculosis since January, writing newspaper VG. The the medical superintendent of Ullensaker stresses that the situation is under control.
In January seven inmates at the Ullersmo tested positive for tuberculosis after an inmate was hospitalized. Since then, a total of 97 people in the prison have been tested.
-Out of these, 16 inmates and two employees have tested positive, the medical superintendent of Ullensaker Lars Myklestad told VG.
He says the situation in the prison now considered to be brought to an end and that everyone who tested positive are now healthy, and no longer carrying any infections:
-That a person has tested positive for the blood test, does not imply that they are carrying any infections. If a person is infected, it is only a 10 percent chance that he or she develops the disease.
Each year about between 350 to 400 incidents of tuberculosis disease in Norway are reported , according to the Public Health Institute.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today