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Tuberculosis in the United Kingdom

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 23 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:774

Enhanced surveillance is being planned

  1. John M Watson,
  2. Anne H C Uttley,
  3. Francis Drobuiewski
  1. Consultant epidemiologist Epidemiology Division, PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London NW9 5EQ
  2. Director Director designate PHLS Mycobacterium Reference Unit, Dulwich Hospital, London SE22 8QF

    EDITOR,—Meirion R Evans is right to draw attention to the seriousness of the problem of tuberculosis in the United Kingdom, the need to strengthen activities to control the disease, and the fact that no formal strategic plan for tackling tuberculosis exists.1 The article implies, however, that little or no work is being carried out in several key areas and ignores several developments that are under way.

    Proposals for developing an enhanced surveillance system for tuberculosis have been formulated by a group …

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