Items tagged with TB epidemiology
ISLAMABAD, December 7, 2018: With 0.5 million new tuberculosis cases emerging every year, the federal health minister said that they will be making all possible efforts to eradicate the disease by 2030.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases published a three-part Series reviewing tuberculosis transmission in HIV-endemic settings in the context of the advances in understanding, the impact of drug resistance, and how new techniques could be applied to reduce transmission.
Zero TB in Tibetan Kids outreach program aims to eliminate the disease in an entire population in India.
Many South Asian immigrants from countries where tuberculosis (TB) is common do not get tested even though they are at high risk for developing the disease, according to a recent study by Rutgers University and St. Peter’s University Hospital.
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 global causes of death. It is caused by bacteria that first settle in the lungs and spread through the air and is passed on when a person with an active infection coughs or sneezes. People can also pass on TB when they are not themselves sick, if they have a “sleeping” or “latent” infection.
At least 60 people in Kenya die of TB everyday, an advocacy group has said.
Dr Adebola Lawanson, the National Coordinator, National Tuberculosis Buruli Ulcer and Leprosy Control Programme, has disclosed that out of every estimated 100 persons with TB, only 24 are detected in Nigeria.
OSAKA -- Japan is scrambling to address a surge in tuberculosis cases among foreigners, prompting a new policy requiring proof of non-infection from visa applicants from China, the Philippines and four other Asian countries with high infection rates.
New evidence from The George Institute for Global Health could help reduce rates of tuberculosis in Vietnam, and potentially worldwide.
A new facility located in a congested community with high tuberculosis rates brings basic science and cutting edge techniques into the heart of disease circulation.
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