Europe's tuberculosis hub Britain seeks to wipe out the disease

January 19, 2015 12:04 AM

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LONDON (Reuters) - Health authorities launched an 11.5 million pounds ($17.4 million) plan on Monday to tackle Britain's persistent tuberculosis (TB) problem, seeking to wipe the contagious lung disease out altogether.

Britain has one of the highest TB rates in western Europe and London is known as the continent's "TB capital".

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