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TB

A total of 288 cases of TB were reported in Scotland in 2017.

123 of these were in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

This represents an annual incidence of 5.3 cases per 100,000 population for Scotland overall and  10.5 per 100,000 within NHS GGC.

There has been a 43% decrease in the annual number of cases reported in Scotland since 2010.

Approximately 60% 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. 

For more info click on the HPS link

(Updated Feb 2019)