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UK Tuberculosis Statistics

19 September 2011

UK - The latest statistics on Tuberculosis (TB) incidence in UK cattle shows a 3.8 per cent increase of new incidents from January to June 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.

These are the highlights of the monthly publication of the national statistics on the incidence of TB in cattle to the end of June 2011, published by Defra.

The key points from this release are:

  • The provisional June 2011 estimate lies above the incidence rate for June 2010. However, care needs to be taken not to read too much into a single month's figure, especially as this figure includes a high number of unclassified incidents. As such the incidence rates are subject to further revisions as more tests and their results are input.

  • Provisional statistics show a 3.8 per cent increase in the number of new TB incidents in January - June 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.

    Combined with a decrease in the number of herds tested over the same period, this equates to a provisional overall increase in the TB incidence rate (new TB incidents, as a proportion of tests on officially TB free herds) of 6.1 per cent.

  • The provisional average incidence rate for herds where officially TB free status was withdrawn (new herd incidents with officially TB free status withdrawn as a proportion of tests on officially TB free herds) was 3.9 per cent for January - June 2011, compared to 3.8 per cent for the same period in 2010.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

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