Navigation Links
TB Cases On The Rise Among British Asians

There has been an almost 11 percent rise in the number of tuberculosis cases in Britain, mainly among the Indian, Pakistani and //Bangladeshi communities, latest official figures reveal.

The largest increase was among patients who were born outside Britain - from 4,696 in 2004 to 5,310 in 2005, figures from the Health Protection Agency showed.

John Watson, head of the Respiratory Diseases Department at the Agency, said: "The largest increase was seen amongst patients who weren't born in Britain, from 4,696 reported in 2004 to 5,310 in 2005. However, only 22 percent of these non-UK born patients in 2005 arrived in Britain during the past two years.

"This suggests that the increase is not a result of a large number of individuals arriving recently with TB but rather a combination of TB disease developing in individuals who may have been infected for some time and new infections acquired in Britain, or as a result of travel to other countries where TB is common. Levels of TB in Britain-born population remain stable."

The Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi ethnic group made up the highest proportion of cases reported in 2005 (3,075 cases compared to 2,574 in 2004) followed by Black African (1,932 cases compared to 1,766 to 2004) and White (1,721 in 2005 compared to 1,729 in 2004), the figures revealed.

John Moore-Gillon, the chairman of the British Thoracic Society Joint TB Committee and president of the British Lung Foundation, said the 19th century disease was now a growing threat.

"The situation is now very urgent. We need to confront the problem and ensure that enough resources are made available to tackle the increasing burden of TB in Britain. At present, we have areas of the country where TB is especially common, but TB specialist nurse posts are being left vacant or downgraded to save money and there is talk of reducing the number of centres in London offering expert care."

Source-IAN S
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. China reports declining number of SARS Cases
2. Dengue in Delhi – 26 Cases reported and 3 dea
3. Dengue Epidemic in West Bengal: Over 1000 New Cases and 15 dead
4. HIV Cases Steadily Increasing In China With The Toll Over 1.26 Lakh
5. Plump Infants Getting Obese Later In Life In More Cases
6. Only 30 Polio Cases Reported In India
7. Human Bird Flu Cases Total 130: WHO
8. Three More Bird Flu Cases Reported By China
9. AIDS Cases On The Rise In West Bengal
10. WBSACS Says Number Of AIDS Cases On The Rise
11. Pakistan On Alert After Cases Of Fatal Fever
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and ... Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD ... that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) ... a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed ... and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, ... Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid ... to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest ... to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, ... next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... that we intend to develop to enable prevention of a major side effect ... hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... Calif. , Oct. 11, 2017  BioPharmX Corporation ... scientific team that developed an innovative way to use ... of the delivery of new drugs. ... Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference will show how researchers from ... Hospital, Harvard Medical School used a suite of imaging ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  True Health, a leader ... its effort during National Breast Cancer Awareness month ... risks. Research ... calculated that more than 10 million American women ... in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have not had testing. ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in ... medical-grade battery-powered display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative ... into a clinical solution to support the improvement of patient outcomes, ... Design ... Solution ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: