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Tuberculosis (TB) Screening

20/06/2014

If you are a Patient who is entering the UK from a high incidence country (see list) of Tuberculosis (TB), we would strongly recommend that you talk to one of our clinicians about TB screening that is available on the NHS.   

 

Background info

 

Rates of TB have been increasing. During 2013 there were 3,020 new TB notifications among London residents. Currently those entering the UK from high incidence countries (more than 40 cases of TB per 100,000 population) are required to undergo pre entry screening for TB.

 

Rates of TB amongst the non UK born population are more than 20 x higher than the UK born population.