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TB screening in Cambridgeshire after cluster of cases

The UKIP group leader at Cambridgeshire County Council is calling for all migrant workers from countries with high levels of tuberculosis to be screened before coming to Britain.

Paul Bullen made his remarks to ITV News Anglia following the diagnosis of 17 cases of the disease among workers at factories in Chatteris near Ely.

Staff at a factory where some of the infected people had worked, have been offered TB screening,

Public Health England says they cannot screen migrants from the European Union for TB, but that migrants from other countries with high rates of the disease are required to give proof they have been recently screened and are clear of the disease.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

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Tuberculosis outbreak investigated in Cambridgeshire

It’s been confirmed that 17 workers from two factories in Cambridgeshire have been diagnosed with tuberculosis.

One person has died and the cause of the outbreak is still under investigation but all are now receiving treatment.

The first reported case was in 2012.

Public Health England has said that all those affected have now been treated and are no longer infectious.

It is understood that screening is being carried out for those who worked or travelled with infected colleagues.

That’s been described as a routine precaution.

Peacock wins World title

Jonnie Peacock is now a Paralympic and World champion Credit: PA

Cambridgeshire sprinter Jonnie Peacock has added a world title to his 2012 Paralympic gold medal. Jonnie, from Chatteris, recovered from an early stumble to win the T44 100 metres final, at the IPC World Championships in Lyon, France,

Peacock won in a time of 10.99 seconds, just 0.02 second ahead of his American rival Richard Browne. It was sweet revenge for Peacock, who saw Browne break his world record in the semi finals.


Police hunt post office raiders

Police in Cambridgeshire are appealing for information after burglars broke into a post office in Chatteris.

The raid happened early on Tuesday morning. A considerable amount of damage was caused but nothing was stolen.

The incident is not being linked to similar raids elsewhere in the county.


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