Based on the health ministry, there were 39.8 TB cases for each 100,000 people in 2008, up from 35.1 cases per 100,000 people in 2007. The number of TB individuals elevated by 15 percent from 1,256 in 2007 to 1 1,451 in 2008, the Times reports. TB incidence in Singapore have been declining since 1998 annually, when the health ministry reported 57 TB cases per every 100,000 people . The upsurge in new TB instances ‘is likely because of increased reactivation of latent TB infection along with increased transmission of TB locally,’ the health ministry said.POC screening has expanded because of research that demonstrate the scientific effectiveness of the tests and technical improvements which have increased their precision. Kalorama’s research looks at the current state of glucose testing, along with other emerging POC check categories, like the fast growing infectious cholesterol and disease test segments. Kalorama Information’s Stage of Care Diagnostics 2010 and Beyond: Quick Examining at a Crossroads, has an in-depth analysis of world marketplaces for OTC and professional POC assessments.