Thursday, May 31, 2007

Tuberculosis in the news

And now back to work.

The Guardian carries a story of a man with XDR-TB who flew from the USA to Europe and then back again.

BBC Look East, the television news for the eastern counties, has been carrying the story of a school in Luton where several pupils have been found to be carrying TB. There is a story on the BBC website here. While looking for it, I also found a story about (inactive) TB being found in patients at Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen.

1 comment:

Sharon said...


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