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  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection caused by bacteria that usually affects the lungs. With careful treatment it can be cured.TB is the single biggest cause...

    From: Factsheets

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  • How TB is passed on

    The bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) can sometimes pass from one person to another through the air. When someone who is ill with TB in...

    From: The basics

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  • Transmission

    Only people with active pulmonary or laryngeal tuberculosis are infectious to other people. People who have latent or extrapulmonary tuberculosis are not infectious. M. tuberculosis...

    From: HIV treatments directory

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  • Preventing TB

    Until 2005, school children in the UK and most other European countries were given a vaccination against TB, called BCG. However, this vaccination does not...

    From: Booklets

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  • Isoniazid significantly reduced TB incidence in HIV patients receiving HAART

    The use of isoniazid as preventive therapy among HIV-infected patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is associated with significantly lower tuberculosis incidence, reported Bethel Shiferaw, MD, MPH, from Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, at IDWeek 2014.

    16 October 2014 | Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR)
  • TB Epidemic Threat Hangs Over Ukraine Conflict

    Doctors are warning of a worsening tuberculosis epidemic in Eastern Ukraine as the continuing conflict there begins to take a heavy toll on public health. With thousands of people fleeing the region every day, medical supplies severely disrupted and those left behind under growing physical stress and increasingly unable to access medical services, conditions are ripe for a rise in new TB cases.

    20 August 2014 | InterPress Service
  • South Africa: Antiretrovirals Credited for TB Decline

    South Africa is seeing about 79,000 fewer TB cases annually thanks to increased HIV treatment uptake, according to the latest research from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NCID)

    13 June 2014 | Health-e
  • New Study Shows Smoking Tobacco Doubles Risk of Recurrent Tuberculosis

    The study is the most robust ever conducted into how smoking tobacco increases the risk of recurrent TB. It appears in the April issue of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.Regular tobacco smokers were defined as individuals who smoked 10 or more cigarettes—equivalent to half a pack—per day.

    24 March 2014 | International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  • South African healthcare workers face greater risk for TB, HIV

    A large-scale survey of South African healthcare workers has revealed major gaps in workplace protection against tuberculosis, HIV and hepatitis.

    17 February 2014 | Science Daily
  • Major South African Trial Did Not Improve Tuberculosis Control in Gold Mines

    A major trial aiming to cut the rate of tuberculosis among South Africa's gold miners did not reduce the number of cases or deaths from the disease, according to a study.

    27 January 2014 | Science Daily
  • Tuberculosis in South Africa's Gold Mines; A United Call to Action

    This report, co-authored by RESULTS UK and the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa, seeks to summarise the epidemics of TB and silicosis and among Southern Africa’s gold miners; to detail civil society, governmental and other stakeholder campaigns and interventions to tackle the crises; and to present policy recommendations for donor and regional governments, CSOs and mining companies.

    28 November 2013 | RESULTS
  • Zero TB declaration by activists

    Activists stormed the stage at the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored Stop TB Symposium during the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health. TAG's TB Project Director Colleen Daniels called for global action and a new global attitude in the fight against TB.

    31 October 2013 | Treatment Action Group
  • Plan to stop TB in kids overdue but problematic

    Health officials are embarking on an ambitious plan to wipe out tuberculosis in children worldwide, even though they don't know exactly how many cases there are.

    02 October 2013 | Yahoo! News
  • Tuberculosis genomes portray secrets of pathogen's success

    The study, according to Pepperell, should help other researchers home in on genes that may be good candidates for targeting with new drugs, and aid disease control strategies that accommodate or even co-opt the bacterium's evolution and help drive its extinction.

    22 August 2013 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
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