Double-digit rise in TB (tuberculosis) ignites detection concerns - new strategy ahead
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK's Health Protection Agency (HPA) has reported a 10.8% rise in tuberculosis cases in 2005, the largest annual increase since surveillance was introduced in 1999. While underlining the need for tight monitoring of the situation, backed by early diagnostic testing, new data concerning TB incubation among non-UK-born citizens and the likely entry of the disease from abroad add weight to the concept of targeting screening activities at these population groups.
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