TB figures 'worryingly high'

Although tuberculosis (TB) cases across the country have stabilised, Public Health England says cases in London are continuing to rise at a worrying rate. New figures show 3,426 cases were reported in the capital last year - making up 40% of cases nationally.

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Chest x-ray from a mobile testing unit Credit: ITV London

The majority of London cases were among people born outside of the UK and many of these were young adults aged between 25 and 44.


London hits TB crisis point

London has more cases of TB than any other capital in western Europe.