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Cases of TB on decline in North Yorkshire
9:36am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
CASES of tuberculosis have fallen in Yorkshire and the Humber.
New figures released by Public Health England show 605 tuberculosis (TB) cases were reported in Yorkshire and the Humber in 2012, compared to 661 cases reported in 2011.
Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones, of City of York Council, said: “City of York Council is encouraged that TB rates in York have reduced. We will continue to work with York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Public Health England to ensure the incidence within the city remains low.”
Rates of TB have stabilised nationally at around 14 cases per 100,000 since the mid-2000s, following the increase in incidence in the previous two decades. But despite efforts to improve prevention, treatment and control, TB incidence in the UK remains high compared to most other Western European countries.
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