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Cases of Tuberculosis (FOI)

Cases of Tuberculosis (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 24 May 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please confirm how many recorded cases there have been of tuberculosis (TB) in Jersey between 2018 and 2022 so far, broken down by year.
Of these, how many were drug-resistant and multi-drug resistant?
How many of these cases resulted in a hospitalisation? (Break down by year)
How many of these cases were registered as a cause of death? (Break down by year)
Has any research or analysis been undertaken into TB incidence in Jersey in this time period? If so, how were the findings collected/presented? If a report was produced, please state: the author(s), how much it cost to produce and provide a copy of the same.


A, B and C
Information relating to the number of active cases of Tuberculosis (TB), as well as numbers of mono-drug resistant, multidrug resistant and the numbers of those hospitalised are shown in the table:
Active TB Cases57106<5
Mono-drug Resistant TB<5 ​  ​
Multidrug Resistant TB<5 ​ ​ ​ ​
Number of patients hospitalised

*to end of April.
Due to small numbers, disclosure control has been applied and numbers fewer than five are represented as ‘<5’. Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied to protect the privacy of individuals. 
Five deaths occurred in Jersey between 1st January 2018 and 10th April 2022 in which Tuberculosis was registered as one of the causes of death as follows:

Cause 1a.
Cause 1b.Cause 1c.
Cause 2
Myocardial InsufficiencyIschaemic Heart Disease---Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Alcoholic Liver Disease, Previous TB & Lobectomy
2019BronchopneumoniaDementia, old treated Tuberculosis---Chronic Pancreatitis, Hypertension
2020Infective Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease------Chronic Cardiac Failure, Chronic Kidney Disease, history of Myocardial Infarction and history of Tuberculosis
2022Lower Respiratory Tract InfectionCoronary Artery Atheroma---Previous Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Breast Cancer – 2000, Fracture Left Hip 2014, Mixed Dementia 2017
2022Myocardial InsufficiencyCoronary Artery Atheroma---Pulmonary Tuberculosis complicated by Pulmonary Artery Thrombosis
No research or analysis has been carried out on TB incidence in this time period, and therefore Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies, as no information is held. 

Article Applied

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –
(a) it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or
(b) it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

Article 25 - Personal Information

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.
(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.
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