Tanzania: Council Hails Bmh for Surpassing TB Targets

[Daily News] CITY Council of Dodoma (CCD) has commended the Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) for surpassing its target to reach 60 TB patients in 2019 set by the City authorities.
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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Authors: Frauenfeld L, Nann D, Sulyok Z, Feng YS, Sulyok M Abstract Online activity-based data can be used to aid infectious disease forecasting. Our aim was to exploit the converging nature of the tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes epidemics to forecast TB case numbers. Thus, we extended TB prediction models based on traditional data with diabetes-related Google searches. We obtained data on the weekly case numbers of TB in Germany from June 8th, 2014, to May 5th, 2019. Internet search data were obtained from a Google Trends (GTD) search for 'diabetes' to the corresponding interval. A seasonal autoregressive moving av...
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pathog Glob Health Source Type: research
Over 60% of global tuberculosis (TB) incident cases are found in South-East Asian and Western Pacific regions (WHO, 2017). In Taiwan, TB has the highest incidence rate among all human communicable diseases. Between 2005 and 2015 in Taiwan, TB incidence rates ranged from 45.7 to 72.5 per 100000 population (Taiwan CDC, 2017). TB burden in Taiwan varies geographically, with the highest rates being 73.0 –137.8 and 69.8–115.2 per 100000 population in two counties in the eastern region, Hualien and Taitung, respectively (Taiwan CDC, 2017).
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
The world strives for progress towards accelerating the decline rate of tuberculosis (TB) incidence from 2% to 10% per year to reach the 2035 milestone of the End TB Strategy (WHO 2014). However, the appearance and growing incidence of drug-resistant TB impedes this progress largely. WHO estimated that in 2018, there were 484000 new cases with resistance to rifampicin (the most effective first-line drug) and 78% of these cases were multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) (WHO 2019). Early and accurate diagnosis is of utmost importance to mitigate burden brought by MDR-TB (WHO 2010).
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, May 27, 2020 — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for a new pediatric formulation of SIRTURO® (bedaquiline). SIRTURO® is now indicated for use as part of combination therapy in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients (5 years and older and weighing at least 15 kg) with pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR‑TB). In the U.S., the medicine should be reserved for use when an effective treatment regimen cannot otherwise be provided. This indication received accelera...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
Scientific interest in mycobacteria has been sparked by the medical importance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) that is known to cause severe diseases in mammals, i.e. tuberculosis and by properties that distinguish them from other microorganisms which are notoriously difficult to treat. The treatment of their infections is difficult because mycobacteria fortify themselves with a thick impermeable cell envelope. Channel and transporter proteins are among the crucial adaptations of Mycobacterium that facilitate their strength to combat against host immune system and anti-tuberculosis drugs. In previous studies, it was in...
Source: Current Chemical Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2020Source: The Journal of Molecular DiagnosticsAuthor(s): Haipo Xu, Xiaolong Zhang, Zhixiong Cai, Xiuqing Dong, Geng Chen, Zhenli Li, Liman Qiu, Lei He, Bin Liang, Xiaolong Liu, Jingfeng Liu
Source: The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2020Source: Current Medicine Research and PracticeAuthor(s): T.D. Chugh
Source: Current Medicine Research and Practice - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Yadav SR, Kumar R, Gupta N, Ish P, Chakrabarti S, Kumar A Abstract To the Editor Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was first notified in December 2019 from Wuhan, China. Now, it has spread rapidly and has been declared a pandemic affecting over 200 countries with widespread morbidity and mortality. It has been postulated that the most vulnerable population are the elderly, people living in crowded areas, children and immune-compromised individuals, such as people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The correlation of tuberculosis (TB), HIV and malnutrition are well documented and hence, peop...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
If the public is no longer reassured by the government ’s social distancing measures, I fear a second wave of coronavirusRichard Coker is emeritus professor of public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus – latest updatesThirty-five years ago, when I was working as a newly qualified doctor, I extracted a sausage from a woman ’s windpipe. She was, in the eyes of the ambulance crew who brought her in, probably beyond saving, possibly already dead. The woman had inhaled the sausage while laughing at a joke she’d been telling her family. ...
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Publication date: September 2020Source: International Journal of Paleopathology, Volume 30Author(s): Ellie Gooderham, Luísa Marinho, Laure Spake, Shera Fisk, Carlos Prates, Sandra Sousa, Carlos Oliveira, Ana Luisa Santos, Hugo F.V. Cardoso
Source: International Journal of Paleopathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
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