Items tagged with Latent TB
Stop TB Partnership initiative reveals surprising results - 1 in 9 staff tested positive for latent TB infection (post)
Dear colleagues, partners and stakeholders,
World TB Day (24 March) highlights the need to reach, treat and cure everyone who has the disease. So why are people living with HIV in Kenya, who could also have latent tuberculosis, not offered effective diagnostic tests which mean they can receive early treatment?
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new tissue culture model using human white blood cells shows how people with a latent – or symptom-free – tuberculosis infection are protected from active disease by a critical early step in their immune response, researchers say.
Researchers from the Wits Reproductive and HIV Research Unit, Aurum Institute and others call for an urgent response to high levels of tuberculosis (TB) infection in South African Health workers.
A new study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed light on latent tuberculosis and the bacteria's ability to hide in stem cells. Some bone marrow stem cells reside in low oxygen (hypoxia) zones. These specialized zones are secured as immune cells and toxic chemicals cannot reach this zone. Hypoxia- activated cell signaling pathways may also protect the stem cells from dying or ageing. A new study led by Forsyth Scientist Dr. Bikul Das has found that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) hijack this protective hypoxic zone to hide intracellular to a special stem cell type. The study was published online on June 8th in the American Journal of Pathology.
Management of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection: WHO guidelines for low tuberculosis burden countries (post)
Global WHO consultation meeting on the programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection (post)
Seoul, Republic of Korea, 27 – 28 April 2016
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issues draft recommendation statement on screening for latent tuberculosis infection (post)
Task Force recommends screening adults at increased risk
An Ottawa researcher is studying a new treatment for latent tuberculosis which he hopes can help cure more patients before they show symptoms and the disease becomes contagious.
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