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Many diseases that doctors thought had almost disappeared are now making a comeback. Britain's National Health Service (NHS) has reported a serious rise the number people diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), cholera, measles and whooping cough. An NHS spokesperson said that TB is now more common England than it is less developed countries such as Rwanda, Iraq, and Guatemala. Tuberculosis is also increasing the globe. In 2013, it killed 1.5 million people worldwide, and that number is rising. Tuberculosis largely affects very poor people. It is an infectious disease that affects the lungs. Its symptoms include bad coughs, fever, weight loss and sweating.

Researchers say that many the diseases that are making a comeback are both preventable and treatable. One big problem England is that TB is affecting old people who have malnutrition – they do not have enough to eat. The number elderly who have to go food has doubled the past three years. This is putting these old people greater danger getting TB. A UK doctor said she did not understand why society wasn't doing more to fight TB. She said: "Malnutrition is preventable. It is totally unacceptable that…there are least one million older people malnourished or risk malnourishment." She said there needed to be a bigger focus better nutrition and proper medicine.

 
 

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