Items tagged with TB epidemiology

ECDC and WHO Regional Office for Europe TB fact sheet 2018 (post)

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe released a fact sheet, providing basic information on TB in the WHO European Region ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on TB to be held on 26 September.

Namibia records 8,800 new TB infections in 2017 (post)

At least 700 deaths and 8,800 new tuberculosis (TB) related infections were recorded in Namibia in the year 2017, the Ministry of Health has reported.

Caribbean countries in the forefront to eliminate TB (post)

WASHINGTON (CMC)—Caribbean countries have the lowest incidence of tuberculosis (TB) and are on the road to elimination, the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) said Tuesday.

'A quintessential disease of poverty': The push to free Papua New Guinea from the chokehold of TB (post)

TB is a particular problem in Papua New Guinea. The national capital district has the highest incidence of multidrug-resistant TB in the world, with 1,300 cases per 100,000 of the population. 

TB rates in England hit lowest recorded levels (post)

New data released by Public Health England reveal that the number of people diagnosed with tuberculosis In England is at its lowest level since the 1990s.

European colonizers likely spread TB to the rest of the world (post)

European colonizers could be to blame for bringing tuberculosis to other parts of the world. Tuberculosis is one of the most serious health issues worldwide killing 1.6 million people per year.

Study shows movement, evolutionary history of TB in China (post)

A genetic scan of a massive number of samples taken from tuberculosis patients across China has shown a surprising genetic uniformity: just two “strains” of the tuberculosis bacterium account for 99.4 percent of all cases.

How London became the TB capital of Europe (post)

When Frances Wilson set out to chronicle the great ‘disease of storytellers’ on the streets of London, she had no idea of the twist in her own story that awaited.

60 percent of TB cases are co-infected with HIV in Botswana (post)

GABORONE, Dec. 1 -- More than 60 percent of Tuberculosis (TB) cases in Botswana are co-infected with HIV, the virus that causes the endemic AIDS, according to Botswana's assistant health and wellness minister.

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