Why Has London Become The Tuberculosis Capital Of Europe?

Photo by Tord Mattsson

Photo by Tord Mattsson

A London Assembly report came out last week on the rise of tuberculosis in the capital, and it made for pretty interesting reading.

This most Victorian is diseases been steadily on the rise again after being eradicated in the UK by the 1980s. Why? Essentially, the same reasons as it was rife in the late 19th century – poverty, overcrowding and poor housing conditions.

I wrote about it for CityMetric.

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