World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

Friday 24 March 2017

Health partners in Reading will be in Broad Street Mall on Friday 24 March supporting World TB Day.

South Reading Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Reading Borough Council will be in the mall between 11am and 3pm, raising awareness around sleeping tuberculosis and new entrant testing for people coming into the UK from other countries.

Come along if you want to find out more

Dr Bu Thava, Chair of South Reading CCG, said: “We will be giving out information about sleeping TB. This infection does not make people feel sick and doesn’t have any symptoms so people can be living with it totally unaware. It can sleep in your body for years but the risk is that it can become active which will make you feel ill and infectious to other people.

Whilst the rate of TB is coming down in many European countries, it has remained high in the UK. The rates of TB in the South East of England are highest in South Reading and Slough.”

Organisation
Type of event
Public interest
Event theme
Health
Event date
24 March 2017
Start time
11:00am
End time
3:00pm
Address line 1
Broad Street Mall
Line 2
Broad Street
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 7QE
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes

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