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NICE guidelines to improve TB management and prevention.

In response to concerns about the rising incidence of TB in the UK, NICE has issued fresh guidance on its prevention and treatment. In 2004 the World Health Organization estimated that 1.7 million people died from TB, mostly in Africa where the rise of HIV has contributed to the mortality rate (WHO, 2006). Despite available vaccines the global incidence of TB is rising, with a growth rate of 0.6% in 2004.

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