Tuberculosis in the UK - time to regain control

Abubakar, I, Lipman, M, Anderson, C, Davies, P and Zumla, A (2011) Tuberculosis in the UK - time to regain control. British Medical Journal (BMJ), 343 (jul29 1). d4281-d4281. ISSN 0959-8138

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Abstract

Easy travel and migration have allowed tuberculosis to re-emerge as a public health problem in many European countries.1 In the United Kingdom the number of reported cases is now at its highest since the 1970s. In 2009, 9040 cases of active tuberculosis were notified, which represents roughly a 75% increase over the past 20 years.2 Most cases occur in large towns and cities (fig 1?). We present an analysis of the size of the problem, factors driving the epidemic, weakness of our current control strategies, lessons to be learnt from other tuberculosis control programmes, and the actions required to achieve tuberculosis control in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2012 11:29
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 16:34
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/35943
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.d4281

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