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Tuberculosis

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-British patients were treated in London hospitals for tuberculosis in the last three years for which figures are available. (117236)

Data on the number of people treated for tuberculosis (TB) in London hospitals by place of treatment is not available centrally.

Details of the number of TB case reports for non-British patients in the London region are provided in the following table. This accounts for the amount of non-British TB case reports, and not the amount of non-British patients that received treatment.

Number

2003

2,300

2004

2,300

2005

2,578

Source: Health Protection Agency enhanced tuberculosis surveillance (ETS) by London region (non-United Kingdom-born). Data as at 23 January 2007.