Health: Tuberculosis

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Masham of Ilton Baroness Masham of Ilton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases of tuberculosis there were in the most recent year for which figures are available in (a) Bradford, (b) Birmingham, (c) Leicester and (d) Liverpool.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The numbers of new cases in each of these areas are provided in the following table.

Number of new tuberculosis cases (selected local authorities, 2006)
Local Authority Number of cases
Bradford 193
Birmingham 412
Leicester 226
Liverpool 59

Source: Enhanced Tuberculosis Surveillance, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections.

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