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Malnutrition and Victorian diseases are back in England

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Over the past five years in England, hospital admissions for scarlet fever have risen 136% according to sources.

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What the actual story is?

There has been a huge rise in scarlet fever which is around 14,000 cases in the last year. Recent studies for Britain’s National Health Service found that other diseases which were widespread in the 19th and early 20th centuries, are making a comeback. TB is one disease often synonymous with poverty, affecting the most vulnerable. And it is not the only such disease worrying London’s doctors. Some London neighborhoods have higher rates of tuberculosis than almost anywhere else in the world, as high as 113 per 100,000 people. That’s significantly higher than in countries such as Rwanda, Iraq and Guatemala.

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Image via theguardian.com

In England, malnutrition has also risen by 51% over the past five years.