A TB survivor tells her story - Part 4: Contact tracing

Transcript - A TB survivor tells her story. Part 4: Contact Tracing

Transcript - A TB survivor tells her story. Part 4: Contact Tracing

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TEXT on Screen: Health in Our Hands

TEXT on Screen: A TB survivor tells her story

TEXT on Screen: You are watching part 4 of a 6 part series.

TEXT on Screen: Part 4: Contact Tracing

(First Nations woman sitting on couch)

TEXT on Screen: Eileen Necroch

Eileen Necroch: After she explained everything to me, she said there is one thing I require you to do. And I said, "what's that?"

And she goes, "I need you think back a month as to who you've been in contact with for more than an 8 hour period."

And I said, "why?"

She goes, "This is your contact list. We call it contact tracing," she said. "This is the contact list we need you to make so that we can get these people tested."

I need to go farther. They say a month at TB control. I went back 2 months. It was important for me to go that far back, because I was not aware of how long I had TB. My contact tracing list was phenomenally long. It wasn't a short list. It included quite a few people, colleagues from my prior job, colleagues from my current job. I'm a substitute teacher in my home community so I had been in a classroom setting with the grade 4 classroom for an 8 hour period so I included that grade 4 class room and that staff. So like I said, my contact list was quite long.

I had infectious TB and I did not want to get anybody else sick with it.

TEXT on Screen: Health Canada. Learn more about TB at healthycanadians.gc.ca/tuberculosis

TEXT on Screen: Government of Canada Wordmark

TEXT on Screen: Produced by APTN (Aboriginal People's Television Network)

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