Nunavut 's tuberculosis cases climb
"We always have a high rate. It's a disease of poverty"
Sara Minogue, Nunatsiaq News, August 26, 2005
Tuberculosis is more common in third-world countries than in wealthy Canada, but in Nunavut, health officials have counted 33 cases of the disease just three-quarters of the way into the year.
That means that 2005 could still top the year 2000, when 48 cases were reported in the territory, the highest number since the creation of Nunavut.