Items tagged with TB epidemiology

Pakistan: Kiani vows to spare no effort to eradicate TB by 2030 (post)

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.

Tuberculosis transmission in HIV-endemic settings (post)

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.

Nearly 1 in 5 Tibetan refugee schoolchildren has TB infection, Johns Hopkins study finds (post)

Zero TB in Tibetan Kids outreach program aims to eliminate the disease in an entire population in India.

South Asians at risk for TB often are not tested (post)

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.

Fighting TB: Databases are new and powerful weapons (post)

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.

60 people die of TB in Kenya everyday (post)

At least 60 people in Kenya die of TB everyday, an advocacy group has said.

76% of TB cases in Nigeria undetected (post)

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.

Japan fights TB surge among arriving foreigners (post)

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.

Findings from the George Institute could help reduce rates of TB worldwide (post)

New evidence from The George Institute for Global Health could help reduce rates of tuberculosis in Vietnam, and potentially worldwide.

Lab in South African “township” to sample TB from breathed air (post)

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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