Items tagged with TB epidemiology
MALACCA: Only about 12.5% or 3,242 of the total 25,837 tuberculosis (TB) cases last year involved foreigners in this country, according to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
The TB in the air we breathe (post)
Wedged between mountain and sea on a breathtaking stretch of Cape Peninsula coast, the township of Masiphumelele is home to 23 000 people on about 40 hectares of land.* Despite its name which means ‘we shall succeed’ in isiXhosa, living conditions here are dire. It is overcrowded, sanitation is not what it should be, and infectious diseases like HIV and tuberculosis (TB) are rife.
Increasing rates of drug-related incarcerations are perpetuating tuberculosis (TB) infection among Brazil’s general population, a new report, Reservoirs of Injustice, from the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP) at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale Law School finds.
Mozambique is still on the list of countries classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having a high burden of tuberculosis, TB/HIV co-infection and drug-resistant tuberculosis.
South Africa battles drug-resistant TB (post with simple image)
ECDC: Tuberculosis cases down by 6% but only 1 in 3 MDR TB patients finishes treatment successfully (post with simple image)
New surveillance data published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World Tuberculosis Day.
TB still major health concern in Indonesia (post with simple image)
Yulinda Santosa was talking enthusiastically to some people in the room. She was eloquent, cheerful and seemed perfectly healthy. It’s hard to believe that until last year she was still suffering from a serious illness that nearly killed her and forced her to put her life on hold for years.
Fighting the white plague (post with simple image)
Today is World TB Day. More people die of tuberculosis in South Africa than from any other disease.
South Africans living longer but drug-resistant TB a threat (post with simple image)
Two government reports published in March show that the nation’s health is improving dramatically, but more people are getting sick from forms of tuberculosis that are difficult to treat.
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