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BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 10 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4689

Drug resistant TB incidence rises in UK: The number of cases of drug resistant tuberculosis in the United Kingdom rose by 26% last year, from 342 in 2010 to 431 in 2011, says a report from the Health Protection Agency. Overall, 8963 new cases of tuberculosis were reported in 2011, up from 8410 cases in 2010, meaning that drug resistant strains accounted for 8.4% of laboratory confirmed cases in 2011 (431 of 5127).1

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