Missed TB opportunity anger31st March 2008
Health campaigners have warned that London has the highest rate of tuberculosis in Europe because of a failure by health trusts to screen immigrants.
Out of 152 PCTs 101 replied to a survey by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Tuberculosis (APPG) and British Thoracic Society. It showed that only 55% of trusts screened new immigrants and 41% said they "were not raising awareness of the disease."
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Title: Missed TB opportunity anger
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 6155
Date Added: 31st Mar 2008