Correspondence Post-migration follow-up of migrants at risk of tuberculosis
The systematic review and meta-analysis of Isaac H Y Chan and colleagues1 on the effectiveness of post-migration follow up of migrants at risk of developing tuberculosis provides urgently needed evidence to inform tuberculosis prevention and control strategies in an era of unprecedented cross-border migration. Their analysis is insightful, but falls short in accounting for the heterogeneity in migrant populations with respect to both reasons for migration and country of origin.
Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch ofCochrane Africa; a network with a vision to increase the use of best evidence to inform healthcare decision making across the sub-Saharan African continent.The Africa Network consists of regional centres including its co-ordinating centre atCochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, and the establishment of hubs at University of Calabar, Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Yaound é University, Cameroon.Cochrane Africa is part of the global, independent Cochrane network of researchers, professionals, pa...
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CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrated the role of vitamin D deficiency in poor cathelicidin response in tuberculosis and sarcoidosis. Both diseases are accompanied by significant changes in the autoimmune profile, probably related to the status of vitamin D and cytokine regulation. PMID: 28825769 [PubMed - in process]
[Deutsche Welle] Ghanaian experts are concerned about the rising number of tuberculosis. The Ghana Health Service said 14,632 people were diagnosed with TB and put on treatment.
A rare tuberculosis genotype provided the clue to track down the origin of this TB outbreak, which was traced to an unusual source.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
Abstract AimsTo investigate the impact of alcohol exposure on tuberculosis (TB) development in Taiwanese adults. DesignParticipants from the Taiwan National Health Interview Survey. Alcohol consumption and other covariates were collected by in‐person interviews at baseline. Incident cases of active TB were identified from the National Health Insurance database. A multivariable Cox regression model was used to estimate the association between alcohol consumption and active TB, with adjustment for age, sex, smoking, socio‐economic status and other covariates. SettingTaiwan National Health Interview Survey. ParticipantsA ...
It remains necessary and urgent to search for novel mycobacterial antigens to increase the sensitivity and specificity for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and latent TB infection (LTBI) screening. Antigens capable of inducing strong immune responses during Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) infection would be good candidates.
Globally, almost 40% of tuberculosis (TB) patients remain undiagnosed, and those that are diagnosed often experience prolonged delays before initiating correct treatment, leading to ongoing transmission. While...
Emergence of Multidrug-resistant (MDR) strains constitutes a significant public health problem worldwide. Prevalence of MDR tuberculosis from Chad is unavailable to date.