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Public Health England Study Examines Spread of MDR-TB

Vaccine News Daily reported on a Public Health England (PHE) study of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB) in the United Kingdom. According to PHE, MDR TB cases increased from 28 cases per year to 81 in the past 12 years for a total of approximately 681 confirmed cases between 2000 and 2012.

Published
17 March 2014
From
CDC National Prevention Information Network
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.

Published
17 February 2014
From
Science Daily
Immune suppression associated with reduced risk of TB transmission to household contacts of people with HIV/TB co-infection

HIV-related immune suppression is associated with a reduced risk of tuberculosis (TB) transmission to household contacts, according to research published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Researchers

Published
14 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
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.

Published
28 November 2013
From
RESULTS
Gains in tuberculosis control at risk due to 3 million missed patients and drug resistance

Tuberculosis (TB) treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people, according to the WHO "Global tuberculosis report 2013" published today. The report also reveals that the number of people ill with TB fell in 2012 to 8.6 million, with global TB deaths also decreasing to 1.3 million.

Published
23 October 2013
From
World Health Organization (press release)
Tuberculosis: Europe’s Ticking Timebomb

On World Tuberculosis Day the TB Europe Coalition called on the European Commission to substantially increase funding to fight tuberculosis in Europe. Tuberculosis causes not only illness and death, according to estimates, it costs EU Member States €15 million every week and €750 million every year.

Published
20 March 2013
From
TB Europe Coalition
Los Angeles health officials concerned about TB outbreak on skid row

Los Angeles County health officials have asked for federal assistance to analyze and contain an outbreak of tuberculosis within the city's homeless population, a spokeswoman for the county agency said on Friday.

Published
25 February 2013
From
Reuters
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: Pregnancy and TB/HIV

This article explains how to prevent and treat TB in pregnant women to protect both mother and child.

Published
14 February 2013
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: Drug-resistant TB

This article summarises the key recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of drug-resistant TB for nurses, and highlights examples of best practice in their care.

Published
28 January 2013
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: TB infection control

This article provides practical information for nurses on TB infection control.

Published
14 January 2013
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
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