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MPs step in to save the UK’s only mobile tuberculosis detection unit

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4597 (Published 20 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4597
  1. Andrew Jack
  1. 1London

    A group of MPs is to discuss ways to support Find & Treat, the UK’s only mobile x ray detection unit for tuberculosis, which is under threat of closure when existing government funding runs out later this year.

    Baroness Masham, vice chair of the All Party Parliamentary Working Group on Global Tuberculosis, is convening a meeting with health service officials to discuss the problem in October, after a broader discussion next month on London’s position as the “TB capital of Europe.” Last year 3500 new cases were diagnosed in the city, falling into the World Health Organization’s definition of high incidence regions.

    “Preventing drug resistant tuberculosis should be at the top …

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