December 29, 2011
Most New HIV, TB, Hep B Cases in Britain From Immigrants
The majority of new HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and tuberculosis cases in Great Britain are found in immigrants, according to a United Kingdom Health Protection Agency (HPA) study and reported by Mail Online. In 2010, approximately two thirds of newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases and 80 percent of blood donors with HBV were born abroad. The report found that half of the immigrants with newly diagnosed HIV had probably contracted the virus in Britain.
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