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Improving access to health care for UK minority communities is key to combating tuberculosis

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 02 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3563
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    Tackling the health inequalities that lie at the heart of the UK’s rising number of tuberculosis cases is essential to achieving progress against the disease, reports a summit on the issue.

    NHS and social care leaders attending the Race against Tuberculosis meeting on 30 June at the King’s Fund Centre, London, heard how the increasing rates of tuberculosis (TB) over the past 20 years mean that the UK could soon have more cases than the US, which has five times the population size.

    The Health Protection Agency says 9153 cases were provisionally reported in 2009, which represented a 5.5% increase compared with 2008. Nearly three …

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