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Enfield shares capital's "concerning" tuberculosis rate
Figures show that London has the highest rate of tuberculosis out of all western Europe capitals - and Enfield has a worse than average infection rate.
Enfield came in 19th out of 32 London boroughs with 79 people out of every 100,000 contracting TB in 2012.
Despite the high figure, this was lower than all of the bordering boroughs with the rates in Haringey at 101, Barnet at 110 and Waltham Forest at 129.
The highest of all the boroughs in London was Newham with 366 new TB outbreaks every 100,000 people. Brent came in second with 313 while Ealing was third with 253.
The figures, published by Public Health England, suggest that in the mid-2000s, the rate in the UK was around 14 per 100,000 but now, London is at a concerning high of 42 per 100,000 people.
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