Dr Laura Anderson, Jonathan Moore, Dr Michelle Kruijshaar, Debora Pedrazzoli, Louise Bradshaw, Jonathan Crofts, Dr Helen Stagg, Jessica Mears and Dr Ibrahim Abubakar – Tuberculosis Section, HPA Centre for Infections
Publication date: November 2010
The trend of a gradual rise in the number of tuberculosis cases observed over the last 20 years continued in 2009, with a 4.2% rise giving an overall rate of 15 cases per 100,000 population in the UK.
A total of 9,040 cases of tuberculosis were reported in 2009 with the majority of disease concentrated in urban centres. All 19 primary care organisations with a rate of 40 per 100,000 or more were in major urban areas. London accounts for 38% of cases, with a rate of 44.4 per 100,000.
Addendum: A correction was made to the total columns in tables Aiii and Aiv on 15/11/10.
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