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Brief news reports on Tuberculosis

Delayed Global Fund money a sign of economic times

Lille — The Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria has more than halved the estimated amount of money available in its next round of funding, the disbursement of which has been delayed until 2013, due to the world economic crisis.

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MDR-TB remains a difficult diagnosis for children

Years of treatment and mounds of pills are hard work for older patients with multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), but in children, treatment becomes a minefield for patients and doctors alike.

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Lucica Ditiu calls for more anger and bolder targets in the struggle against tuberculosis

Lille, France - Dr Lucica Ditiu, the Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership, has called for greater boldness in the way that the world speaks and acts on tuberculosis (TB).

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US: Recession may help explain decline in tuberculosis cases

A sudden drop in reported cases of tuberculosis (TB) in the United States in 2009 could be explained by the economic recession, which slowed immigration and reduced access to healthcare, researchers reported in an article published online today in BMC Public Health.

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Screening and treatment removes TB as additional punishment in prisons

Innovative tuberculosis control programmes in prisons have reduced the prevalence of TB, and successfull provided isoniazid preventive therapy and treatment for both drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB, researchers reported at the 42nd Union World Conference on Lung Health held in Lille last month.

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Electronic Nose can sniff tuberculosis

It's a device that can sniff out tuberculosis. A group of researchers from India and the US is developing the hand-held 'Electronic Nose', which has the potential to diagnose TB in symptomatic patients.

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Kampala TB reference lab to serve entire region

Uganda's national Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory will soon become a reference laboratory for the entire East African region.

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November: Month of action on TB and maternal and child health

Target TB has joined up with the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA) to raise awareness about the impact of tuberculosis (TB) on maternal and child health.

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The competition between TB and HIV/AIDS research

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Canada: Untreated tuberculosis leads to B.C. arrest warrant

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Prince George, B.C., woman who has allegedly failed to take her medication for tuberculosis.

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