London actress Emma Thompson raises awareness of tuberculosis at a Whitechapel clinic

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Award winning actress Emma Thompson has been out on the streets of London with a mobile TB testing clinic as part of a campaign to raise awareness about the disease.

Ms Thompson became the Mayors ambassador for TB after her adopted son Tindy contracted the disease.

Emma Thompson and her son Tindy Agaba visit mobile screening unit in Whitechapel Credit: PA

TB is more prevalent in London than in any other capital city in Western Europe. In 2014 there were 2,572 cases reported in London. 8 out of 10 of those cases was among people born abroad but TB cases in this group have gone down, whereas the numbers for people born in the UK has remained stable. TB sufferers are also more likely to be male and aged between 30-34year olds.

Emma Thompson said: