The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the United Kingdom is assessed through systematic analysis of notification data obtained from the Enhanced Tuberculosis Surveillance System run by Public Health England (PHE).
In 2012, a total of 81 multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) cases were reported in the UK, 84 MDR-TB cases were reported in 2011, and 66 MDR-TB cases were reported in 2010. A breakdown of MDR-TB cases by PHE region and country for the period 2010-2012 is provided in the following table.
|Midlands and East of England||14||24||21||59|
|North of England||15||15||12||42|
|South of England||6||6||9||21|
|Source: PHE Enhanced Tuberculosis Surveillance (ETS), Scottish Enhanced Surveillance of Mycobacterial Infections (ESMI).|