Original title: 7 children infected with pulmonary tuberculosis and 11 adults were diagnosed as' latent tuberculosis infection '
New progress has been made in tuberculosis infection in an early childhood education institution in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province.
On the afternoon of June 14, it was learned from the relevant departments of Jianye District People's Government of Nanjing City, Jiangsu province that at present, 7 children were advised to take preventive medicine and 11 adults were diagnosed as' latent tuberculosis infection '.
After verification, one month ago (May 9), a 27 year old male music teacher at the Wanda store of meijim, an early education center in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, was tested positive for etiology and diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis. Tuberculosis screening was conducted in local areas from 23 to 28 May.
As of June 6, 186 people had been screened and no one had been diagnosed with tuberculosis. However, 11 adults were diagnosed as' latent tuberculosis infection ', and there were no positive cases among teaching staff. Seven children were advised to take preventive medicine, of which four were diagnosed as' latent tuberculosis infection '.
On the afternoon of June 13, the local disease control department screened 16 parents and 9 children, and the examination results have not been issued.
It was learned that after the special meeting held by Jianye District government, the early education center was closed for three days from May 24 to 26 for comprehensive disinfection and physical examination of all teachers.
On June 14, Jiangsu media Jiangsu news broadcast reported that some citizens reported that a teacher of meijim International Children's education center in Wanda center, Jianye District, Nanjing was found to be suffering from tuberculosis, which led to the suspected infection of many young children. The store manager said that in May 13th, he received a notice from the teacher that he had tuberculosis, and currently involved 104 children in tuberculosis screening. Ms. Wang, the child's parent, reported that her 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter had been found to be infected with tuberculosis, 'whether she carried the bacteria or not is unknown', and the doctor told her to take medicine for at least six months first. Ms. Li, another child's parent, reported that her 3-year-old daughter had been in the school for only more than two months and was also screened for tuberculosis infection. 'I don't know when it will happen in the future, so I'm really distressed as a parent.' Some parents said that they knew about it only after being urgently notified by the CDC to take their children for screening in May this year.
Statistics show that meijim education was founded in 1983 and entered the Chinese market in 2009. By the end of 2018, there were more than 400 meijim International Children's education centers in 30 provinces, cities and regions across the country.
On the afternoon of June 14, a staff member of meijim headquarters told surging news that the stores involved in this matter are still operating normally. Other situations are under investigation and will be released later. According to Geng, teacher 'Ledo' did not have a physical examination in 2018.
Reporters noted that at present, there are related physical examination requirements and standards for teachers with teachers' qualifications. If they are suffering from tuberculosis, they will be considered unqualified. However, according to the "teacher qualification Ordinance" promulgated by the State Council, the teachers of early education institutions do not belong to the seven categories of teacher qualifications listed.
Banyuetan pointed out in an article in 2016 that early education does not belong to the stage of early childhood education and compulsory education, and has been in a regulatory 'vacuum' for a long time. At present, there are no unified regulations on the qualification of early education institutions.
In an article released in March this year, the National Health Commission said that relevant departments are studying and formulating the setting standards and management norms of infant care service institutions, so as to promote the development of infant care services and ensure the safety and health of infants and young children.