Black Africans have highest prevalence of tuberculosis in UK

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 09 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:988
  1. Robert Short
  1. 1London

The number of cases of tuberculosis in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland rose by 10.8% from 2004 to 2005, the biggest increase in any one year since 1999. The number of cases rose from 7321 to 8113.

The new figures were presented by John Watson, head of the respiratory disease department at the Health Protection Agency.

London alone had 3479 cases in 2005, 43% of the total. The regions with the biggest rises in new cases were the North West, East Midlands, and the East of England. The …

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