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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious airborne disease that is of public health concern in the UK due to a lack of awareness and stigma attached to the disease.

What is TB?

TB is well known for affecting the lungs but it can also affect other parts of the body, including the bones and the nervous system (extra-pulmonary). It is both preventable and treatable, but if left untreated it can lead to complications and even be life threatening.

Rise of TB in the UK

Public Health England recently reported that there has been a rise of TB among the UK born population, suggesting continued transmission of tuberculosis in the UK. North East and North West London have had a continuous increase in rates since 2002. Incidence of TB is significantly higher here than the England average and this disease has been recognised as an urgent local issue.

Identifying TB

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, supported by Whipps Cross Hospital, is delivering TB awareness and training to the general public, health professional and other professionals who work with vulnerable people across Waltham Forest Borough.

If you would like the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation team to deliver awareness session to your client or the public, or provide training to your team of professionals, please contact Luciana Castro at luciana.castro@tottenhamhotspur.com, or call on 07469 852077.

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