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Centuries-old diseases coming back






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Many old diseases are coming back. More people are getting diseases like tuberculosis (TB). It is more common in England than in some poor countries. It is increasing across the world. TB affects very poor people. It is an infectious disease that damages the lungs. People get bad coughs, fever, and they lose weight.

TB affects old people who do not have enough to eat. A UK doctor said we should do more to feed old people. She said: "It is totally unacceptable that…there are at least one million older people malnourished or at risk of malnourishment." She said we should try and give old people better food and medicine.

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