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Resistance to TB drugs growing in Somalia

Finland participated in the fight against the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in Somalia already before the Somali Civil War in the 1980s. The war complicated efforts to handle the tuberculosis situation, but efforts to eradicate the disease is now continuing.

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A new way to fight the spread of infectious diseases

An algorithm developed by USC researchers could help public health programs better locate, and treat, people living with undiagnosed infectious diseases, says a new study.

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AIDS-defining events increase mortality risk: study

When they occur among people living with HIV, certain cancers and opportunistic infections are considered by health authorities as AIDS-defining events, or ADEs.

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Unexpected toxicities identified with concomitant HIV, TB treatment use

Combining dolutegravir with isoniazid plus rifapentine may lead to serious side effects, including flu-like syndrome and elevated transaminase levels. The findings come from a drug-drug interaction study conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Health and Colorado State University.

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Latest TB research publications

 

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Draft WHO PPCs for new TB vaccines available for public review and comment

The new WHO Preferred Product Characteristics for New Tuberculosis Vaccines draft document is now available online for public review and comment.

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Comprehensive care and support significantly boosts MDR-TB successful treatment completion

A Taiwan program of comprehensive support and care centered on the needs of patients being treated for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis — at a cost of from $25,000 to $30,000 per patient, per year over the costs of medicines — substantially improved cure rates and drastically reduced rates of patients whose outcomes were unknown, according to a study reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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Systematic screening for TB in Daru

As part of the emergency response to the Tuberculosis and Multidrug-Resistant TB situation in Daru Western Province, a new step to combat this disease was officiated on Monday (February 5).

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South Africa: Landmark survey to assess TB

South Africa's first survey to assess the incidence of tuberculosis in the country has been commissioned by the national Health Department, and will enrol an estimated 55 000 participants.

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Aidspan publishes new issue of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer

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