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TB Cases Down In Town

Friday September 6 2013

Barnsley Hospital Barnsley Hospital

THE number of cases of tuberculosis are lower in Barnsley than the national average.

There were three cases in the town last year - which is a rate of 1.28 cases per 100,000 population.

Figures published in Public Health England's annual 'TB in the UK' report show the number of cases across Yorkshire have dropped from 661 in 2011 to 605 in 2012.

The disease affects the lungs and can be fatal.

Dr Ebere Okereke, of the Yorkshire and the Humber Public Health England Centre, said efforts to
control the spread of this infection in Yorkshire must remain a public health priority despite the slight decrease.

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Reply Posted by eric on Thursday September 12 2013 at 17:08
TB was almost eradicated in this country,but due to the influx of immigrants legal or otherwise..mostly unchecked..we will see a rise in alsorts of diseases coming back...and before any of the liberals start...i am not racist...i hate everyone equally....

Reply Posted by Julie on Thursday September 19 2013 at 18:20
Too true - did the vaccinations stop due to the cost??

Reply Posted by D on Thursday September 19 2013 at 22:29
It only stopped for English school children, ethnic minority's children are vaccinated at birth with the nhs!