FHI: Tuberculosis detected among Ukrainian refugees in Norway

Photo: Javad Parsa / NTB

Tuberculosis has been detected among Ukrainian refugees in Norway, Norway’s National Institute of Public Health (FHI) announced on Tuesday. All newly arrived refugees are routinely checked for diseases.

“We are aware that the screening on arrival has revealed some cases of tuberculosis disease among newly arrived Ukrainians. 

“That is to be expected when a high number of people arrive from a country with a high incidence of tuberculosis,” FHI chief physician Karine Nordstrand told ABC Nyheter.

The tuberculosis-infected people are isolated and referred for further examination and treatment. Infection tracing is also underway.

Upon arrival in Norway, all Ukrainians are checked for various diseases.

“It is important to emphasize that the vast majority of new arrivals do not have a contagious disease,” Nordstrand added.

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