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Reducing TB transmission in ‘hotspots’ could have widespread benefit

In a recent study published in the journal PNAS, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health discovered that public health efforts to reduce tuberculosis transmission in geographic “hotspots” where infections are highest could significantly reduce TB transmission on a broader scale.

Published
30 May 2012
From
Science Speaks
KENYA: Curbing the spread of TB in infected households

Good hygiene practices are an important component of TB infection control and prevention, but maintaining them is not easy in an informal settlement, where houses are crammed together and sanitation facilities hard to come by.

Published
25 May 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
SWAZILAND: Nurses demand protection from TB infection

Hospitals are not protecting their workers from tuberculosis (TB) infection, say nurses in Swaziland, who recently staged a rare public demonstration to draw attention to how vulnerable they are to this highly infectious disease.

Published
27 April 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
A low CD4 cell count, weight and haemoglobin can identify which HIV-positive patients are more likely to have undiagnosed TB

Undiagnosed tuberculosis (TB) is common among patients receiving routine HIV care in South Africa, a study published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency

Published
04 April 2012
By
Michael Carter
China reports 900,000 cases of active TB in 2011

About 900,000 cases of active tuberculosis (TB) were discovered and treated in 2011, including 423,000 infectious cases, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced Monday at a press conference.

Published
20 March 2012
From
Xinhuanet.com
ART and TB prevention

This edition explores what is known about the potential benefits and limits of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for TB prevention and control.

Published
25 November 2011
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Simple face masks could significantly prevent spread of TB to non-infected patients

(American Thoracic Society) Face masks worn by patients infected with tuberculosis (TB) may be able to significantly cut transmission rates to non-infected patients, according to a new study by researchers from the US and South Africa.

Published
17 May 2011
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Zambia employs innovative techniques to stop spread of TB

The Center’s Christine Lubinski and Rabita Aziz describe visits to ZAMSTAR’s TB programs in Livingstone and Lusaka, Zambia, during a recent Congressional delegate trip to Africa.

Published
09 September 2010
From
Science Speaks
Prison overcrowding leading to TB spread in South Africa

Severe overcrowding in KwaZulu-Natal's prisons is contributing to the spread of HIV and tuberculosis and driving the high death toll in prisons.

Published
02 September 2010
From
AllAfrica
Patients taking TB treatment may be potentially infectious for longer than previously thought

Patients taking directly observed therapy (DOTS) for tuberculosis (TB) may be potentially infectious for longer than previously thought, investigators report in the August 15th edition of Clinical

Published
10 August 2010
By
Michael Carter

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