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UNITED KINGDOM: Tuberculosis in Edmonton Triple National Average




 

Enfield Independent (12.12.2013)

The Enfield Independent reported that Edmonton, United Kingdom, has a TB rate almost three times that of the national average. The estimate for Edmonton is that TB infects 41 individuals per 100,000. In some areas on the east side of Edmonton, the rate is higher than 150 per 100,000. In the west and in Enfield, the local health authority reports a rate of 27 people per 100,000, which is still higher than the national average of 14 infected individuals per 100,000. Andy Love, the member of Parliament for Edmonton, is concerned about the high TB rates and has written to Public Health Minister Jane Ellison and Enfield’s Clinical Commissioning Group, requesting action to reduce the high rates.



 


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