Most of us think that tuberculosis was eradicated from the UK but the truth is that it never went away. In 2016, there were 5,664 cases in the UK, close to 40% originated in London. It is under control in the UK, for the most part. It affects other industrialised countries, however, but the main issue people are facing is the transmission of TB from wild animals. There are fears that TB will be transmitted to animals in the wild as a result of climate change. In turn, they will infect livestock which will increase the spread of TB among herds of animals.
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