Zeenews BureauNew Delhi: After the New Delhi superbug bogey, British journal Lancet in its latest report has claimed that one in five immigrants from the Indian subcontinent are carriers of the latent disease, which often progresses to active TB within a few years of their arrival in Britain.
In UK, the national incidence of TB is said to have has risen dramatically over the last decade, increasing by almost 50 percent between 1998 and 2009. Much of this increase has been driven by a 98 percent increase in cases among immigrants, and have a 20 times higher incidence of TB than people born in Britain.
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