A total of 315 cases of TB were reported in Scotland in 2015.
148 of these were in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
This represents an annual incidence of 5.9 cases per 100,000 population for Scotland overall and 12.9 per 100,000 within NHS GGC.
This is the fifth consecutive year where there has been decrease in numbers and incidence of TB cases reported in Glasgow and Clyde and in Scotland and it is the lowest number of cases and incidence reported since 2000.
In addition, accepted indicators of both recent and ongoing TB transmission also decreased in 2015, suggesting that TB transmission may be reducing in Scotland.
57.2% of all the TB cases in Scotland were born outside of the UK.
The risk factors for developing TB among the indigenous population of Greater Glasgow and Clyde include deprivation, homelessness, and drug and alcohol misuse.
TB commonly infects the lungs and respiratory tract, but it can infect almost any part of the body. The symptoms of TB vary, depending on which part of the body is infected.
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