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The UK reported more than 9,000 TB cases in 2011

26th March 2012

Figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) have revealed there were 9,042 new cases of tuberculosis (TB) in the UK in 2011.

This is a 5% increase on 2010 when there were 8,587 cases. The HPA figures show that most cases are in London with 3,588 cases reported in 2011, accounting for 40% of the UK total. According to the provisional data, country of origin was recorded in 8,453 new cases, and almost three quarters (6,270) were in people born outside the UK.

 

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