Items tagged with TB epidemiology
TB over time (post with simple image)
In 1997, when the field of paleomicrobiology was just emerging, University College London microbiologists Helen Donoghue and Mark Spigelman attended a conference in Hungary focused on the evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB). A few years earlier, Spigelman and PhD student Eshetu Lemma had published the first paper on ancient M. tuberculosis DNA, examining centuries-old samples using PCR (Int J Osteoarchaeol, 3:137-43, 1993). At the conference, Spigelman and Donoghue presented work they’d done to recover M. tuberculosis DNA from much-more-recent human skeletal remains, collected as part of a forensic case dating to the mid-20th century.
Public health: Russia is sick (post with simple image)
For all the external economic fears worrying countries everywhere, Russia faces further, entirely homegrown challenges. In all likelihood, the most important one among them is public health, which directly undermines the country’s economic development.
TB elimination at stake unless Europe cares urgently for vulnerable, poor and marginalized populations and migrants (post with simple image)
High rates of multidrug-resistant TB and TB in vulnerable populations, such as the homeless, drug and alcohol abusers and migrants from countries with high numbers of TB cases continue to challenge TB elimination in Europe.
Report on TB uncovers widespread impact of epidemic on children in Papua New Guinea (post with simple image)
Globally, more than 140,000 children die each year and one million become sick from tuberculosis.
TB/HIV co-infections up 40% across Europe over the last five years (post with simple image)
New TB surveillance report released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World TB Day.
Call for Europe’s commitment to increase investment to end TB (post with simple image)
4% annual decrease too slow to end TB by 2030
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