Five prisoners test positive for tuberculosis

Five prisoners have tested positive for tuberculosis.

Four of the inmates were housed at the maximum-security prison and one at the remand facility.

According to a press release from the prisons service, the prisoners recently exhibited symptoms of tuberculosis and were examined.

After testing positive they were immediately taken to the Caura medical facility for treatment.

The areas where they were housed were sanitized and continuous testing and screenings are being conducted.

Acting commissioner of prisons Dennis Pulchan has given assurance that it is being managed and monitored. 

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