Brief news reports on Tuberculosis

Population implications of the use of bedaquiline in people with extensively drug-resistant TB: are fears of resistance justified?


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Researchers develop protocol to analyze many cells at once

Rutgers researchers have developed a new way to analyze hundreds of thousands of cells at once, which could lead to faster and more accurate diagnoses of illnesses, including tuberculosis and cancers.

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Healthcare shame: India ranked 154th out of 195 countries by the Healthcare Access and Quality Index

India's poor ranking is primarily because of the rise in cases of tuberculosis, diabetes, rheumatic heart diseases and chronic kidney disease.

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People still dying from curable diseases — but South Africa ranks quite high

The Healthcare Access and Quality Index rates South Africa high on diptheria but low on TB; but developed countries, such as Norway and Australia, are not getting it right either.

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Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the stool of HIV sero-positive individuals suspected of pulmonary TB


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Directly observed therapy for multidrug-resistant TB decreases mortality

ATS 2017, WASHINGTON, DC ─ Directly observed therapy (DOT) for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) was associated with a 77 percent decrease in mortality in the United States, compared to self-administered therapy from 1993 to 2013, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.

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Time for action on antimicrobial resistance and TB

First G20 Ministers of Health Meeting in Berlin recognizes TB as a priority under antimicrobial resistance.

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TB-free India: J P Nadda formulates strategy to eliminate TB by 2025

India on Friday (May 19) pledged its commitment to eliminate TB by 2025, five years ahead of the global goal to reduce the number of such deaths by 90 per cent by 2030. Speaking at the 29th meeting of Stop TB Partnership coordination committee, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said that India has formulated a national strategic plan with a special focus on stamping out the bactrial disease at grass root levels.

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ITPCru poster: TB treatment

ITPCru has developed a poster on TB treatment. It is based on the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines 2010 with taking into account the April 2017 updates.

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IJTLD June 2017 issue now online

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) is the official publication of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

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