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Death rate from tuberculosis in homeless alarmingly high: Study

(St. Michael's Hospital) One in five homeless people with tuberculosis die within a year of their diagnosis, according to a study led by St. Michael's Hospital's Dr. Kamran Khan. And that number remains unchanged over the last decade despite recommendations calling for greater improvements in prevention and control of tuberculosis in homeless shelters.

Published
16 February 2011
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Vigilance needed over MDR-TB in children, South African doctors warn

South African doctors have found a high prevalence of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis among children receiving care in a Johannesburg hospital, highlighting the need to screen for drug resistance

Published
04 February 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
HIV/AIDS is driving an alarming new TB epidemic in Uganda

"Tuberculosis is a major health problem in Uganda. About 60% of TB patients in the country are also infected with HIV, which increases their chances of dying if the two diseases are not handled properly’’ said Dr. Francis Adatu.

Published
04 February 2011
From
HealthDev.net
ZAMBIA: How to build a TB lab in a shipping container

A tiny laboratory capable of doing big things is what Barry Kosloff, working with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine, has created - a new type of high-tech, low-cost, tuberculosis (TB) lab in a shipping container.

Published
02 February 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
Patients panic over TB drug shortage

THE temporary shortage of streptomycin has brought about a lot of anxiety among patients as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) supplementing Government efforts in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB). The Zambia AIDS Related Tuberculosis

Published
01 February 2011
From
Times of Zambia
ZAMBIA: Better health comes in containers

New technologies are helping Zambia make the most of its scarce health workers and laboratories in the fight against tuberculosis (TB), and showing that there may be more to a container than meets the eye.

Published
27 January 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
TB in mothers increases risk of HIV passing to babies

Maternal tuberculosis (TB) increased the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission 2.5 fold, Amita Gupta and colleagues reported in a study published in the February 1st edition of

Published
21 January 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
TB's Vast Spread In Sub-Saharan Africa Compounded By Mining Activity

A new study from the American Journal of Public Health reports that mining is a significant determinant of countrywide variation in tuberculosis among sub-Saharan African nations. Researchers evaluated the contribution that mining activity has on TB

Published
14 January 2011
From
Medical News Today
Updates to US HIV treatment guidelines

The United States Department of Health and Human Services released a number of updates to its HIV treatment guidelines for adults on January 10th. These include: A refinement

Published
11 January 2011
By
Keith Alcorn
WHO recommends against inaccurate tuberculosis tests

Misleading serology tests for tuberculosis could be worsening the epidemic in some high-burden countries.

Published
10 January 2011
From
The Lancet

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