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Feb 04 2013

Tuberculosis Rates in Harrow

Harrow Council has published a map, showing where Tuberculosis cases were found in Harrow. The map, which can be downloaded from Harrow’s website here or here, shows that there are concentrated pockets of the borough where TB has been found, primarily in the South and East parts of the borough.

Wikepedia describes it as “…a common, and in many cases lethal, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria,..” and that “…The classic symptoms of active TB infection are a chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum, fever, night sweats, and weight loss…”

The map of the borough is here:

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3 comments

  1. MouthAlmighty

    This does not surprise me at all. I have seen such a rise in spitting on the street as in some cultures this is considered to be acceptable. The diverisity of our population does bring with it disease and the antisocial habit of spitting. We are so busy policing people for dropping litter surely fining people for endagering our health is of equal importance if not more important. We ned to educate our diverse population not to spit and spread T.B. As Harrow prepares to inflict even more housing in the Borough, expect to see a rise in this habit and an increase in the numbers of people diagnosed with TB and other imported diseases.

  2. Morepowertothepeople

    Having witnessed many people over the years spitting on the street, it is both disgusting, and may be helping to spread the disease even more? We should test anyone who comes in from a country where this is a high rate of TB, we virtually had it eradicated at one point!

  3. Morepowertothepeople

    Harrow need to follow the lead of Waltham Forest Borough Council, who now fine people £80.00 for spitting or urinating in the street!

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