Kirklees named as disease hotspot

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Health bosses are looking at ways to tackle tuberculosis (TB) in our district after levels of the disease became the second worst in Yorkshire.

The region was behind only Bradford in terms of number of cases per 100,000 people in 2013, with a total of 75 cases.

Figures shared by Kirklees’ Health Protection Board showed twice as many people have the potentially deadly lung disease in the district than the national average.


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