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Tuberculosis Spreading In Britain Thanks To Immigration

Britain will be 'swamped' by TB unless high-risk
immigrants are routinely given blood tests, experts warn

A leading doctor has warned that Britain will be ‘swamped’ by tuberculosis unless new measures to diagnose the disease in immigrants are introduced.

The disease, which was rife in Britain until the 1950s, is an increasing and worrying problem in urban areas. Rising immigration has seen a surge in cases in the last 20 years.Under current rules, new immigrants from countries where TB is common are required to have chest X-rays before being allowed into Britain.

But doctors argue this century-old method only spots active TB once it is already destroying the lungs – meaning cases are often diagnosed far too late.

Other countries such as the U.S. use a blood test, which can detect the latent TB in those not displaying any symptoms. Cases have fallen since this technique was intr

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Added: Dec-7-2012 Occurred On: Dec-7-2012
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  • Isnt that how the europeans killed alot of natives in south n north america. Haha we're fucked thx immigration

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  • fuck what else , gonerrha goat herpies sick heathens

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    • @MB-UK your not landlocked. your the only country that's not over there except Iceland. make them swim if they want to live there?

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    • @MB-UK you've studied this it seems. immigration seems to be haveing a more immediate negative impact in Europe than in the US. just making an over the pond observation. think it has to do a lot with land mass. it's more diffuse over here maybe. not jumping on any ethnic group.

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  • why weren't the blood tests introduced when the US did it? you mean your beauracracy is worse than ours?

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  • My mom was a med-tech and many years ago she warned my sisters and I about TB. It's going to be the next possible pandemic.
    The TB pathogen can stay virulent up to 2 weeks in open air. People with active TB spit on the side walks, you step in it, get home, and by touching your shoes - just to take them off - you've run a great risk at contracting the disease.

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  • Observe the fact that food packers on farms or in factories appear to be comprised of an illegal immigrant workforce. We're truly fucked if this actually kicked off. Meanwhile our emergency infrastructure has been fucked too. Reduced cops, medical staff and even a 20% reduction of an already stretched armed forces, all of whom would take over should a pandemic sweep across Britain.

    But we can't have testing! That would be racial profiling and offensive. Therefore we can all die off safe in th More..

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