Victorian-era diseases return to Britain – World Socialist Web Site

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Victorian-era diseases return to Britain – World Socialist Web Site.

The UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH) states that rickets and gout—diseases of the bones and joints—are on the increase.

Poverty is the major factor in the return of such Victorian-era diseases, with poor diet leading to malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies. Figures from England and Wales indicate that there was a 19 percent increase in the number of people hospitalised for malnutrition in the last year.

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