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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM
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Europe's "Tuberculosis Capital" May Surprise You

Tuberculosis (TB), the lung disease that was among the most common causes of death before the advent of antibiotics, is still prevalent in England, with London known as Europe's "TB capital." In an effort to combat one of the highest TB rates in western Europe—nearly five times that of the US—British health officials launched an 11.5 million pound ($17.4 million) plan this week to increase TB screening and treatment. Among the challenges facing the initiative are the highly contagious nature of TB—which is transmitted simply through coughing and sneezing—and new, drug-resistant strains of the illness. More...
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That London is most afflicted doesn't surprise me. What they don't tell you is that many infections are caught in hospital settings because they employ cheap labour from overseas whose English is not sufficient enough to follow basic hygiene procedures. I have lost friends who have gone into hospital for routine checks and not emerged due to infections contracted there.

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Daemon wrote:
Europe's "Tuberculosis Capital" May Surprise You

Tuberculosis (TB), the lung disease that was among the most common causes of death before the advent of antibiotics, is still prevalent in England, with London known as Europe's "TB capital." In an effort to combat one of the highest TB rates in western Europe—nearly five times that of the US—British health officials launched an 11.5 million pound ($17.4 million) plan this week to increase TB screening and treatment. Among the challenges facing the initiative are the highly contagious nature of TB—which is transmitted simply through coughing and sneezing—and new, drug-resistant strains of the illness. More...


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Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015 9:29:55 AM

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I don't think this will surprise anyone.
More than a third of Londoners were born overseas (and that is the legal ones who answer the census). Of course that includes people from many countries - but a lot from countries with high TB rates.

eg research article on TB screening cost-benefit analysis:

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Continuing rises in tuberculosis notifications in the UK are attributable to cases in foreign-born immigrants. National guidance for immigrant screening is hampered by a lack of data about the prevalence of, and risk factors for, latent tuberculosis infection in immigrants. We aimed to determine the prevalence of latent infection in immigrants to the UK to define which groups should be screened and to quantify cost-effectiveness.

Although tuberculosis prevails in mainly high-burden developing countries, cases in immigrants in many low-incidence countries are increasing substantially.1 This changing pattern of disease is clear in the UK where, between 1998 and 2009, tuberculosis notifications have risen by 46%, from 6167 cases to 9040, with much of this rise fuelled by the 98% increase in cases from overseas.2,3 These individuals account for nearly three-quarters of all tuberculosis notifications in the UK with an incidence that is 20 times higher than in UK-born individuals (89 cases per 100 000 people per year vs 4 per 100 000).3

The evolving epidemiology in high-income countries is driven mostly by migration of individuals from countries with a high burden of disease, such as sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian subcontinent,4,5 and by the reactivation of latent tuberculosis infection that was acquired before migration.6 These factors result in a high incidence of tuberculosis in immigrants in the first 2–5 years after migration (with about 50% of foreign-born cases presenting in the first 5 years after migration), which then decreases over time.7,8


source: Screening of immigrants in the UK for imported latent tuberculosis: a multicentre cohort study and cost-effectiveness analysis
Manish Pareek, MRCP,a John P Watson, FRCP,c L Peter Ormerod, Prof, DSc,d Onn Min Kon, FRCP,e Gerrit Woltmann, FRCP,f Peter J White, PhD,g Ibrahim Abubakar, PhD,h and Ajit Lalvani, Prof, DMb,*

It is what you get for being a world city with minimal entry health screening.
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When I was at school, it was automatic to be vaccinated at 13. The only person in my year to not have the jabe had already done so because of her cystic fibrosis.
I understand that this vaccination programme has been cancelled. Should it not be reinstated?

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it doesn't surprise me illegal are all over the place
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Locally, families immigrating from countries where TB is endemic such as Afghanistan, have been effectively dealt with by identifying them as they bring their children to schools and by making it well known in the immigrant community that free health services are available from the county. This involves outreach in which every immigrant is tested for TB and other diseases and is immunized or treated where appropriate. This care must be paid for by county taxpayers, or from state and federal programs.

Working against these health measures are complaints that non-citizens are receiving taxpayer supported benefits, or, where immigrants are treated against their wishes, their rights are violated. In each case, it must be recognized that one function of government is to protect citizens against mortality from communicable diseases. This protection comes at an unavoidable cost and also, the rights of the community to protect itself outweigh the rights of the individual to decide his own fate.



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Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015 4:05:49 PM

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Allana wrote:
When I was at school, it was automatic to be vaccinated at 13. The only person in my year to not have the jabe had already done so because of her cystic fibrosis.
I understand that this vaccination programme has been cancelled. Should it not be reinstated?


It is still a standard vaccination in parts of London, because of the high TB rates.

Since 2005; vaccination of adolescents stopped. Only babies from families at risk get BCG

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The BCG vaccine (which stands for Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine) protects against TB. It's not given as part of the routine NHS childhood vaccination schedule unless a baby is thought to have an increased risk of coming into contact with TB.
This includes all babies born in some areas of inner-city London where TB rates are higher than in the rest of the country.
BCG vaccination may also be recommended for older children who have an increased risk of developing TB, such as:
children who have recently arrived from countries with high levels of TB
children who have come into close contact with somebody infected with respiratory TB
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Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015 7:24:25 PM
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When America began to document people entering the country, everyone was screened at Ellis Island. Many were turned away for conditions as simple as a cough. Not only those with diseases were rejected but also the blind, deaf/mute, and crippled.

Later, to obtain a marriage license, couples were required to obtain a blood test to check if the couple were related by blood,or if they had any venereal diseases. In 1983, the very year that AIDS was discovered, states stopped requiring blood tests to obtain marriage licenses. Why? In 1970, vaccines for small pox and other eradicated diseases were halted as a requirement before entering kindergarten. Again, we have to question, "Why?" Todays thousands of "immigrants" are pouring across our borders carrying all manner of diseases that were eradicated from the country and no health authority says a word. Why? And if anyone dare question this phenomena, they are labeled a "conspiracy freak", troublemaker, at worse a "homeland terrorist". And it's really only common sense.

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Why then do we have a rise in disease's, other then attributing the problem to religious stupidity and foolishness.
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