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'Anyone can get it' Ex-marine calls for TB awareness

Former marine has now recovered from Tuberculosis

A former marine who took a year to recover after contracting tuberculosis is campaigning to raise awareness of the illness. Caleb Salero from Hampshire says that anybody can be at risk of the bacterial infection. Symptoms include persistent coughing, night sweats and a fever.

In 2014 there were 6,500 cases of TB in England. More than 4 and a half thousand of those patients were born in countries where the condition is more prevalent. But almost 2 thousand cases were people born in England. Caleb has had the all clear, and hopes that his case will encourage people to be aware of the symptoms. Richard Jones has our report.