Thursday, March 02, 2006

No TB outbreak in Dublin

The Health Service Executive has announced that there is no TB outbreak in Dublin inner city and that the reported 300 cases in the last year were actually in the last five years.

That's good but we still have 60 cases of TB in the city in a year? Christ I thought TB was a thing of the past and the inoculations we all got as kids would have stamped it out by now. Is this the drug-resistant TB touted a couple of years ago as the next big disease (you know the one before SARS and Bird Flu)?

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