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Multidrug-resistant TB in prisons located in former Soviet countries: a systematic review

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Measuring mortality due to HIV-associated TB among adults in South Africa: comparing verbal autopsy, minimally-invasive autopsy, and research data

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Treatment outcomes of TB patients in Ethiopia

Treatment outcomes of tuberculosis patients in nigist Eleni Mohammed general hospital, hosanna, southern nations, nationalities and peoples region, Ethiopia: a five year (June 2009 to August 2014) retrospective study

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Ukraine: The surprising consequences of TB

A rising tide of resistant TB in Ukraine meets a new drug and vigilant workers who won’t give up on their patients.

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India: Drug to treat MDR-TB to be made available across the country

New Delhi, Apr 11 (PTI) The Centre has decided to expand the availability of Bedaquiline, a drug used for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis, across the country, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

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TB research sheds light on disease-related protein

Each year the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes World Health Day with the goal of spreading awareness for global health issues. The WHO names Tuberculosis (TB) as one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide and over 95 percent of those deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. To improve the global health community’s understanding of TB and provide information that could help treat it, Notre Dame researchers have developed a new strain of the bacteria along with a new method to better study this deadly disease.

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CDC: TB treatment for prisoners found inferior

One might think that it would be easier to complete a long course of treatment in patients who are literally captive than among free-roaming people in the community, but that apparently is not the case -- at least when it comes to treating tuberculosis.

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Chemists synthesize largest, most complex polysaccharide to date

A record in carbohydrate synthesis has been broken: Researchers have synthesized a glycan nearly twice as large as, and more complex than, any made before.

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Proposed trade pact clause on intellectual property could endanger India's TB programme

The latest round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or RCEP that concluded in Japan in early March did not yield any major decisions. The stalemate is largely due to the continued insistence of developed countries to include provisions that will adversely impact generic production of cheaper medicines. If such provisions are passed, India’s tuberculosis control programme might be among the worst affected.

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RESIST-TB webinar on TB-CHAMP trial

RESIST-TB will host a webinar on TB-CHAMP trial on 20 April 2017.

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