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CDC: TB news good and bad

On the eve of World TB Day, the CDC says there is good news and bad news about tuberculosis in the U.S.

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Cambodia: What happens when health care is scarce and TB rates are high

TB is now the leading cause of death by an infectious disease, globally, and Cambodia has among the highest rates in the world, with 380 people estimated to be infected per 100,000 in the population in 2015.

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Want to end TB? Diagnose and treat all forms of the disease

Tuberculosis should be a specter of the past, something only our great-grandparents feared and died of. Alas, although almost all cases of TB today are both preventable and treatable, several different strains and manifestations of the disease still sicken and kill millions of people every year.

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The shifting diplomacy around migration, HIV/AIDS and TB in Central Asia

Central Asia and the Russian Federation face a major intra-regional migration flow, home, as it is, to one of the largest labor migration corridors in the world, with hundreds of thousands of migrant workers moving from Central Asian countries to the Russian Federation and to Kazakhstan each year.[1] This migration flow of further concern given migrants’ increased vulnerability and poor access to HIV and TB prevention and care in host countries.

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TB Alliance sublicenses promising TB drug from the Medicines Patent Pool

Agreement announced on World Tuberculosis Day revitalizes efforts to develop sutezolid as effective response to infectious disease killer.

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MSF urges pharmaceutical corporations to release clinical data to help develop urgently needed new TB regimens

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges Sequella and Pfizer to provide open access to all existing clinical data for sutezolid to help accelerate the research and development of urgently needed new, lifesaving TB treatment regimes.

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World TB Day 2017: The Union looks for ways to accelerate progress

On World TB Day, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released its March newsletter focused on TB.

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World TB Day 2017: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: special issue on TB

 

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Global rise of multidrug-resistant TB threatens to derail decades of progress

New antibiotics are becoming available for the first time but without accurate diagnostics, clear treatment guidelines, and improved control efforts, their effectiveness could be rapidly lost.

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UNAIDS warns that countries will miss the 2020 target of reducing HIV-associated TB deaths by 75% unless urgent action is taken

GENEVA, 24 March 2017—On World Tuberculosis Day, 24 March, UNAIDS is urging countries to do much more to reduce the number of tuberculosis (TB) deaths among people living with HIV. TB is the most common cause of hospital admission and death among people living with HIV. In 2015, 1.1 million people died from an AIDS-related illness—around 400 000 of whom died from TB, including 40 000 children.

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