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Sanofi withdraws two patent applications on life-saving TB prevention drugs in Europe and in Indonesia

Activists urge Sanofi to do the same in other countries.

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Romania: TB patients to avoid unnecessary hospitalization

Romania’s Ministry of Health has launched a pilot project to conduct the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) patients in outpatient settings, thereby avoiding unnecessary hospitalization. Launched on 9 January 2020, the project represents an important step in establishing people-centred care in the country.

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Latest TB research publications


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Latent TB infection screening in patients with HS may be unnecessary

Latent tuberculosis infection screening in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa who are treated with TNF alpha inhibitors may be unnecessary, according to a letter published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Blood test for eight gene signatures could predict onset of TB

Scientists at UCL have shown a blood test could predict the onset of tuberculosis three to six months before people become unwell, a finding which could help better target antibiotics and save countless lives.

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Xpert Ultra improves TB meningitis detection, does not rule out disease

In an HIV-positive population, the Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra assay detected tuberculous meningitis with higher sensitivity than the older Xpert assay and a mycobacterial growth indicator tube culture, according to findings published in The Lancet.

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Pakistan ranks 5th among 30 high-burden countries struggling with TB

ISLAMABAD-Pakistan ranks on 5th place amongst 30 high-burden countries in world struggling to eliminate Tuberculosis (TB) where above 100,000 cases go un-reported annually, speakers said on Saturday.

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Nepal: TB patients continue to face medication barrier

TB patients continue to experience barriers in access, diagnosis and completion of treatment.

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Lack of new antibiotics threatens global efforts to contain drug-resistant infections

Two new reports of the World Health Organization reveal a weak pipeline for antibiotic agents.

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Aidspan publishes new issue of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer

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