Trusts show some progress on tuberculosis but must coordinate their action, report says

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 09 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5341
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    Local initiatives in tackling tuberculosis in England are improving, but much more needs to be done to stem rises in the number of new cases, says a report launched at the British Thoracic Society’s winter meeting on 3 December.

    The report was jointly issued by the society and the all party parliamentary group on global TB, TB Alert, and the Royal College of Nursing. It indicates that last year the number of cases of tuberculosis in England rose by 2% from the previous year: from 7837 cases in 2007 to 7998 in 2008.

    Marc Lipman, chairman of the British Thoracic Society’s tuberculosis group, said, “Most of the general public believe that TB is a disease of the …

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