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Mobile TB detector deals with soaring UK infection rate

Rates of tuberculosis across the UK have doubled in the past decade with London now known as the TB capital of western Europe.

A report by MPs found that progress in getting rid of the disease is "painfully slow" and claims that drug-resistant strains are now an "urgent problem".

Andrew George, the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Tuberculosis told BBC Radio 5 live's Shelagh Fogarty there was a "major risk" worldwide if "we don't get on top of this".

Stephen Chittenden went to a screening session in Acton, west London to talk to Dr Al Story and former TB sufferer, Horace Reed.

  • 07 May
  • From the section Health