Increase in tuberculosis causes concern to Dutch

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 02 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:587
  1. TONY SHELDON, freelance journalist
  1. Utrecht

    Dutch doctors are concerned that the latest tuberculosis figures suggest that the disease is spreading faster than expected from high risk groups to the general population. Last year cases of tuberculosis in Amsterdam increased by 37%, reaching the highest figure since 1966, according to the tuberculosis prevention department of the city's public health service. Numbers increased by 74% among people born in the Netherlands, compared with an increase of only 20% among people born elsewhere, such …

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