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GREAT BRITAIN: 39 TB Cases Last Year in Rochdale


Rochdale Online (United Kingdom) (03.08.13) Aids Weekly Plus

Rochdale’s residents are being urged to seek advice if they show symptoms of TB, as part of World TB Day on March 24. TB is still a major health problem in parts of the world and still exists in the United Kingdom, particularly in major cities. Rochdale Borough had 39 TB cases in 2012, which was a decrease from 43 cases in 2011. Health officials are using World TB Day to encourage all to be aware of typical symptoms of the illness. Bernadine O’Sullivan, Consultant in Public Health, from the National Health Service (NHS) Heywood, Middleton, and Rochdale, declared “Tuberculosis is a potentially serious health condition that can usually be well managed with a course of medical treatment. While the number of cases in Rochdale is generally low, it is useful for everyone to be aware of the disease to ensure TB is found early and treated.”


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