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

Researchers say that many of the [disease / diseases] that are making a comeback are both [prevented / preventable] and treatable. One big problem in England is that TB is affecting [olden / old] people who have malnutrition – they do not have enough to eat. The number of elderly who have to go [without / within] food has doubled in the past three years. This is [put / putting] these old people in greater danger of getting TB. A UK doctor said she did not understand why society wasn't doing [most / more] to fight TB. She said: "Malnutrition is preventable. It is [total / totally] unacceptable that…there are at [least / last] one million older people malnourished or at risk of malnourishment." She said there needed to be a bigger [focal / focus] on better nutrition and [proper / properly] medicine.


 
 

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