Tuberculosis and leprosy associated with historical human population movements in Europe and beyond - an overview based on mycobacterial ancient DNA.

Conclusion: Both MTB and ML strain types differ between geographically separate populations. This is associated with ancient human migration after an evolutionary bottleneck and clonal expansion. The absence of indigenous leprosy in Europe today may be due to the greater mortality of tuberculosis in individuals who are co-infected with both organisms. PMID: 31137975 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Human Biology - Category: Biology Tags: Ann Hum Biol Source Type: research

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Condition:   Tuberculosis Interventions:   Other: ACF with a seed-and-recruit model;   Other: ACF targeting household and neighborhood contacts;   Other: ACF targeting the older population using mobile screening units;   Other: Passive case finding Sponsors:   National University, Singapore;   KHANA Center for Population Health Research;   National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control;   Cambodian Anti-Tuberculosis Association Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The 20th International Leprosy Congress (ILC) is being held Sept. 10 to 13 in Manila, Philippines. The conference is hosted every three years and was last held in China in 2016. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS By Stella PaulMANILA, Sep 12 2019 (IPS) Rachna Kumari of Munger in Eastern India’s Bihar state is not yet 30. But she’s already been married at 18, abandoned by her husband after she was diagnosed with leprosy and become an award-winning advocate of the disease. She has traversed a long road. And this week she undertook another step in her journey to fly to Manila, Philippines, as a delegate at the 20th Internati...
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ConclusionsIn summary, this paper represents a series of ocular leprosy cases from the AFIP which shows the severity of ocular involvement, the predilection of anterior segment involvement and a large number of histopathologic indeterminate cases. The current immigrant and refugee crisis warrants revisting this ancient disease in the differential diagnosis.
Source: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
ConclusionAn unusual presentations of leprosy may delay its prompt diagnosis and treatment; thus, increasing morbidity and mortality. Although leprosy has been declared eliminated, it should not be forgotten and physicians should have it in mind to make it a differential diagnosis whenever relevant.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 October 2019Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Volume 143Author(s): Sakae Yotsumoto Neto, Mayara Ingrid Sousa Lima, Silma Regina Ferreira Pereira, Luiz Ricardo Goulart, Rita de Cássia Silva Luz, Flavio Santos DamosAbstractThe first serum diagnosis of leprosy based on the detection of antibodies of patients using a recombinant mimetic peptide (PGL1M3R) as recognition element and exploiting a photoelectrochemical sensor is presented in this work. The photoeletrochemical platform consists of cadmium sulphide and nickel hydroxide electrodeposited on fluorine-doped tin oxide coated glass slide (C...
Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
We report a rare case of concomitant pulmonary TB and leprosy identified in the United States.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Between 2010 and 2013, the NLTCP succeeded in increasing the number of TB sputum microscopy laboratories. At most of the TB microscopy sites, the TB laboratory quality system was not implemented. The NLTCP of Liberia should develop strategies to overcome its challenges in TB laboratory testing. PMID: 31360175 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Tags: J Environ Public Health Source Type: research
[Premium Times] Nigeria has the highest TB burden in Africa and ranks at number six in the world, the Deputy Director, National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), Ahmad Muhammad, has said.
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Premium Times] Nigeria has the highest TB burden in Africa and ranks at number six in the world, the Deputy Director, National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), Ahmad Muhammad, has said.
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ConclusionsWhile the needs assessment indicates substantial need for emergency medicine development in southern Madagascar, the yield (particularly for the metropolitan Fianarantsoa area) would serve the population well.
Source: African Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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