South Africa: Mental Health Screening for People With TB Will Change Lives and Boost SA's TB Response
[spotlight] After two years of COVID-19 and disruption of normal healthcare services such as those for tuberculosis (TB), welcome-back initiatives were started across provinces to get people back on treatment and back into care. Spotlight reported on some of these campaigns here. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Progress On Tuberculosis Can Be Achieved in Africa
[IPS] Johannesburg -- The news in many parts of the world is that tuberculosis (TB) is reclaiming the title of the world's most deadly infection, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to kill an estimated 1,450 people daily around the world. But this is not news to African countries, which are home to one third of the people globally who die from TB, even though they have less than one fifth of the world's population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 9, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: U.S..Donates 126 Tuberculosis Testing Machines Worth U.S.$3 Million to Govt
[Addis Standard] Addis Ababa -- United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated 126 cutting-edge GeneXpert tuberculosis (TB) testing machines worth $3 million (157.7 million Birr) to Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 8, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: 56,000 TB Deaths in SA in 2021, Estimates WHO
[spotlight] In 2021 an estimated 304 000 people in South Africa fell ill with tuberculosis and 56 000 died from the disease, according to new World Health Organization (WHO) figures released on Thursday. The figures were released together with the latest edition of the WHO's annual Global Tuberculosis Report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 7, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Tuberculosis Deaths and Disease Increase During the Covid-19 Pandemic
[WHO] An estimated 10.6 million people fell ill with tuberculosis (TB) in 2021, an increase of 4.5% from 2020, and 1.6 million people died from TB (including 187 000 among HIV positive people), according to the World Health Organization's 2022 Global TB report. The burden of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) also increased by 3% between 2020 and 2021, with 450 000 new cases of rifampicin-resistant TB (RR-TB) in 2021.This is the first time in many years an increase has been reported in the number of people falling ill wi (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 2, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: TBs Intensifies Efforts to Take Counterfeits Off Shelves
[Daily News] Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) in the northern zone has intensified efforts to take counterfeit products off the shelves and called on the members of the public to examine the products' information before buying. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 1, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Rise in TB Deaths Another Fallout From the Pandemic, WHO Report Reveals
[UN News] Tuberculosis (TB) deaths and infections rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted access to treatment and support services, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 28, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Digital X-Rays Boosting TB Diagnosis, Assessment Finds
[spotlight] TB diagnosis usually starts with asking someone whether they have any of the classic symptoms of TB (coughing, fever, loss of weight, and drenching night sweats in adults). Traditionally, only people who have one or more of these symptoms are offered confirmatory molecular tests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: 20 Inmates at Nyahururu Gk Prison Tested Positive for TB
[Capital FM] Laikipia -- Health officials in Laikipia County are a worried lot after 20 inmates at the Nyahururu GK Prison tested positive for Tuberculosis (TB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: In-Depth - the Complex Relationship Between TB and Mental Health
[spotlight] Falling ill with tuberculosis (TB) and all the disruption and stress that goes along with it can take a toll on someone's mental health, and mental health problems can in turn make someone more vulnerable to TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 18, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Convenes Global Experts to Update Guidance On National TB Prevalence Surveys
[WHO] A meeting of a subgroup of WHO's Global Task Force on TB Impact Measurement was held in Geneva on 28-29 September to review draft content that has been developed for the new guidance on national TB prevalence surveys. The meeting brought together global experts in the design, implementation, analysis and/or reporting of national TB prevalence surveys, including people from national TB programmes, universities, national institutes and technical agencies, as well as independent consultants. Content related t (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 14, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: In-Depth - Use of Urine Test for TB Increasing
[spotlight] While tuberculosis (TB) is the top killer of people living with HIV, TB is also harder to diagnose in people living with HIV than in people who are not. What is more, TB is particularly difficult to diagnose in people living with HIV who have compromised immune systems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 3, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: TBs Trains Laboratory Experts in Lake Zone
[Daily News] Shinyanga -- STAFFS dealing with production and measurement in industries, institutions and hospitals laboratory experts from four Lake Zone regions have been equipped in metrology science to help them produce correct measurements in the products produced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Over 5000 Mwanza Residents Get TBs Education On Standards
[Daily News] MORE than 5,440 people from five districts of Mwanza region have been provided with education on various issues related to standards and procedures to be followed so as to secure quality mark of standard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: TB Treatment to Be Shortened to 4 Months for Most Children
[spotlight] South Africa last published comprehensive guidelines for the management of childhood tuberculosis (TB) in 2013. Almost a decade later, there is a pressing need to update the guidelines to ensure that infants, children, and adolescents in South Africa can benefit from scientific advancements in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 16, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news