Tuesday, December 03, 2002
The Stop TB Partnership has warned that tuberculosis rates in some parts of the UK are at 'Third World' levels and said that more resources need to be devoted to detecting and treating sufferers of this re-emerging disease, especially amongst the homeless and refugees.
The London borough of Brent has the highest rate of TB in the capital with over 116 cases per 100,000. These rates compare with 113 per 100,000 in China and 64 per 100,000 in Brazil....
Worldwide more than 23,000 people develop active TB and almost 5,000 die from the disease every day.
Posted 11:57 pm by Matt Prescott