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Active TB increased 30 percent in Germany in 2015, year of massive immigration

The German equivalent of the Centers for Disease Control says the number of active cases of tuberculosis (TB) diagnosed in Germany increased 30 percent in one year, jumping to 5,852 in 2015, up from 4,488 in 2014. That dramatic increase slowed significantly in 2016, when 5,915 cases were reported.

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US govt supports introduction of new TB drug to PNG

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is working with partner organisations to introduce a new drug into Papua New Guinea called bedaquiline, the first new drug for tuberculosis in over 45 years.

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Countries and donors should aim for new $90-$90-$90 target on HIV, hepatitis, TB drug prices, study shows

HIV, hepatitis B and C and TB can each be treated for less than $90 a year where generic drugs can be made available, Dzintars Gotham of Imperial College, London, reported at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Paris.

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TB Europe Coalition consultation on UN High Level Meeting on TB

For many years progress against TB has been hampered by a chronic lack of political will and attention to tackle the world’s deadliest infectious killer. While this has been the case in the past, the upcoming two years provides a unique opportunity to turn the tide.

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WHO prequalifies Mylan's India unit to supply TB drug API

The WHO has prequalified Indian-based Mylan Laboratories Ltd to supply the tuberculosis drug ingredient protionamide.

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Take action to prioritize TB research for pregnant women

Join Treatment Action Group in an effort to help prioritize research for pregnant women with TB. Take action today, sign on to a community comment!

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Pakistan offers a paradigm shift to provide citizens a full package of TB care

24 July 2017, Geneva, Switzerland - The Stop TB Partnership congratulates the Pakistan Ministry of Health, National TB Programme, Provincial TB Programmes, and partners for demonstrating how to deliver higher standards of TB care in high TB burden settings in order to rapidly reduce suffering and TB deaths.

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BMC’s door-to-door scan to combat TB starts on August 1

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) public health department will conduct a door-to-door active case finding (ACF) campaign for tuberculosis (TB) control. Starting from August 1, teams will visit households in over 70 areas identified by the civic body and look for people with symptoms of TB.

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Immunological recovery in TB/HIV co-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy: implication for TB preventive therapy

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Identification of novel antigen candidates for a TB vaccine in the adult zebrafish (Danio rerio)

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