Uganda: Mobilise Public to Join the Fight Against Hepatitis B
[Monitor] In 2016, deaths caused by viral hepatitis surpassed all chronic infectious diseases, including HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis, according to a Global Burden of Disease study. The prevalence of hepatitis B in Uganda stands at 4.1 per cent, which means that 1.75 million people are infected. This is according to a study carried out by the Ministry of Health in partnership with the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New dual-action weapon in war against antibiotic resistance
An organic molecule composed of simple sugars could become a potent weapon in the fight against rising antibiotic resistance, according to EU-funded researchers who have developed a novel, targeted drug-delivery technique to treat deadly tuberculosis and other lethal pathogens. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 19, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Uganda: Concern Over High TB Prevalence in Prisons
[Monitor] Kampala -Prisons authorities have expressed concern over the high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) among inmates due to overwhelming numbers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: For 170,000 Nigerians to Die From TB Disease Yearly, Is Unacceptable - Aisha Buhari
[Vanguard] Abuja -Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has decried the high rate of tuberculosis (TB) case detection and treatment in Nigeria, saying it is unacceptable that over 170,000 people die yearly from the disease across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New tuberculosis tests pave way for cow vaccination programs
(Penn State) Skin tests that can distinguish between cattle that are infected with tuberculosis (TB) and those that have been vaccinated against the disease have been created by an international team of scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Records $310 Million Funding Gap for TB Control
[Vanguard] Nigeria recorded a funding gap of $310.84 million or N111.9 billion for Tuberculosis, TB, control in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global burden of latent multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: trends and estimates based on mathematical modelling
Modelling study estimates a global prevalence of latent MDR tuberculosis infection carriage of 0.3%. It predicts that the proportion of latent tuberculosis caused by MDR strains will increase, which will pose serious challenges for management of latent tuberculosis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Uganda Delegation Understudies Ghana's Health Waste Management System
[Ghana Govt.] A five-member delegation from the Ministry of Health in Uganda with support from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, is in Ghana to understudy the country's best practices in health care waste management. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: How the Ebola Crisis Has Led to Children Dying From Measles
[The Conversation Africa] Forty-five years ago, the World Health Organisation launched the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. It covered six diseases - measles, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. Since then, anti-measles vaccines have been distributed to millions of children across the world, leading to a massive reduction in illness and death. For example, between 2000 and 2017, it was estimated that global deaths from measles had reduced by about 80% due to vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Protein interaction networks revealed by proteome coevolution
Residue-residue coevolution has been observed across a number of protein-protein interfaces, but the extent of residue coevolution between protein families on the whole-proteome scale has not been systematically studied. We investigate coevolution between 5.4 million pairs of proteins in Escherichia coli and between 3.9 millions pairs in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We find strong coevolution for binary complexes involved in metabolism and weaker coevolution for larger complexes playing roles in genetic information processing. We take advantage of this coevolution, in combination with structure modeling, to predict protein-...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Cong, Q., Anishchenko, I., Ovchinnikov, S., Baker, D. Tags: Biochemistry reports Source Type: news

Why do media and health officials continue to freak out about measles when almost everyone is already vaccinated?
(Natural News) Another new case of measles has been identified, this time in Los Angeles County where typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and even bubonic plague are making a comeback thanks to rampant illegal immigration and homelessness. But rather than take a step back and evaluate the facts, authorities are once again freaking out about some people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A near-fatal Valley Fever case opens doors to new treatment method
Of the 8,000 Californians who will contract Valley Fever this year, most will recover without treatment, and those with more serious cases will require an antifungal medication that clears the infection. But a few will experience a life-threatening form of the disease that ravages the body for reasons unknown.Now, an experimental treatment used by physicians atUCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital that cured a 4-year-old boy may provide an explanation — and a method for manipulating the immune system to combat not just Valley Fever, but a host of infections.In February 2018, the Gonzalez-Martinez family traveled 200...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis - Nigeria Has 'Sixth Highest Burden Globally'
[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: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis - Country Has 'Sixth Highest Burden Globally'
[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)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New TB blood test may ID patients most at risk
Blood test stems from work with livestock Related items fromOnMedica TB could be cured by four months ’ treatment in many patients Tuberculosis cases continue to fall Multidrug-resistant TB spreads less easily than ‘normal’ TB Tuberculosis rates in England fall BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New blood test for human TB may also identify people at most risk
(National Institute for Health Research) A new study conducted by researchers in Leicester and Nottingham has shown the potential for a new blood test to not only diagnose human tuberculosis (TB) but also identify those at most risk of developing the disease, according to findings published in medical journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical students learn about practicing medicine with limited resources in Peru
Five UCLA medical students flew to Peru shortly before graduation to complete a clinical rotation at a hospital in Iquitos. Surrounded by the Amazon jungle, it ’s the world’s largest city that’s unreachable by road.After four years of working with the latest technology and state-of-the-art treatments, the students found their interaction with patients, who sometimes traveled weeks on the Amazon River by boat from remote villages,  a life-changing experience.Organized by theglobal health program in theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the three-week training, which was captured byNBC News, imme...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ghana: Eliminating the Tuberculosis Scourge in Ghana ―what Remains to Be Done
[Ghana Govt.] Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by a small germ (micro-organism) known as Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Biological Dynamics Wants to Shake up Diagnostics with Verita
Biological Dynamics is fighting to take its diagnostic platform to the next level. And the San Diego-based company said it recently received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to help it in its mission. This marks the second time Biological Dynamics has received funding from the philanthropic organization. The first time occurred in November of 2018, according to a release on Biological Dynamics’ website. The company did not go into details regarding the grant’s sum. Biological Dynamics is developing Verita, an isolation platform. It enables the isolation of circulatin...
Source: MDDI - July 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

The fight against tuberculosis: researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital identify best practices for the use of antibiotics
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - July 5, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Uganda: Ministry of Health Launches Plan to Prevent TB in People Living With HIV
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -A new plan aimed at preventing Tuberculosis among Persons Living with HIV has been launched in Kampala. The plan will see Persons Living with HIV introduced to Isoniazid Preventive Treatment-IPT, to purposely stop the development of TB or treat any undiagnosed TB in their bodies. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Development of TB During Treatment of Head and Neck Carcinoma Development of TB During Treatment of Head and Neck Carcinoma
This case series suggests that patients with head and neck carcinoma are at high risk of developing tuberculosis.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ethiopia: TB in Ethiopia Continues Impressive Decline Due to U.S. Assistance
[U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa] The United States marked the completion of its five-year Challenge TB project that contributed to improvements in Ethiopia's ability to detect, diagnose, and treat tuberculosis (TB) more effectively and save lives across all nine regions of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Global Fund Praises UK for Increasing Pledge By 16 Percent
[New Dawn] The Global Fund congratulated the United Kingdom for demonstrating outstanding leadership in global health with a strong commitment to help end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and save millions of lives around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Sputum Collecting Centres Vital in Fighting TB
[Malawi News Agency] Ntcheu -pic by Tione Andsen (Mana) (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

North Korea Has Two Weapons Of Mass Destruction: Nukes And Tuberculosis
There is a joke in China that the North Korean ’s have two weapons of mass destruction, nukes and tuberculosis. And not just TB, but multidrug resistant TB, which knows no boundaries or borders, and is spread person to person through the air. Trump went to North Korea to discuss denuclearization. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

SIIM: AI can detect, classify TB on chest x-rays
DENVER - An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately detect, localize,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIIM: AI exploits CT sinogram data to find lung nodules Video from SIIM 2019: Dr. Howard Chen on recent advances in imaging informatics Video from SIIM 2019: Dr. Jim Whitfill on AI, enterprise imaging, and patient engagement AI outperforms physicians for interpreting chest x-rays Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 20 - 24-Year-Olds Lead in New HIV, TB New Infections
[263Chat] Director AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Doctor Owen Mugurungi has expressed shock and disbelief at the statistics which are showing that young people of 20-24 years are leading with new HIV and TB infections in Zimbabwe, 263Chat has been told. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New method reveals how well TB antibiotics reach their targets
(The Francis Crick Institute) Scientists have developed a new technique that enables them to visualise how well antibiotics against tuberculosis (TB) reach their pathogenic targets inside human hosts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Targeting drugs for tuberculosis
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Smith, T. C., Aldridge, B. B. Tags: perspective Source Type: news

Subcellular antibiotic visualization reveals a dynamic drug reservoir in infected macrophages
Tuberculosis, caused by the intracellular pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease. Sterilizing chemotherapy requires at least 6 months of multidrug therapy. Difficulty visualizing the subcellular localization of antibiotics in infected host cells means that it is unclear whether antibiotics penetrate all mycobacteria-containing compartments in the cell. Here, we combined correlated light, electron, and ion microscopy to image the distribution of bedaquiline in infected human macrophages at submicrometer resolution. Bedaquiline accumulated primarily in host cell lipid drop...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Greenwood, D. J., Dos Santos, M. S., Huang, S., Russell, M. R. G., Collinson, L. M., MacRae, J. I., West, A., Jiang, H., Gutierrez, M. G. Tags: Cell Biology reports Source Type: news

Study questions success of health intervention currently used in developing countries
(Carnegie Mellon University) In the early 20th century, researchers in Massachusetts studied the first community-based health intervention in the world, the Framingham Health and Tuberculosis Demonstration, deeming it highly successful in controlling tuberculosis (TB) and reducing mortality. Now a new study has concluded that the effort was not as successful as initially thought, and suggests that the intervention cannot be cited as evidence for the success of health policies in the era before antibiotics became available. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Libya: Migrants Succumb to TB in Libya Jails
[CAJ News] Tripoli -AT least 22 migrants and refugees have died of tuberculosis (TB) in Libya's dreaded detention centres. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Global Fund Welcomes Japan's Commitment to Save One Million Lives
[Global Fund] Tokyo -The Global Fund praised the great leadership by the Government of Japan for its renewed, strong commitment against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria with funding that will contribute to saving one million lives in the coming three-year period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Earlier diagnosis and treatment assessment of tuberculosis achieved with pet/ct
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2019 Annual Meeting shows that molecular imaging with 18F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) can evaluate tuberculosis at the molecular level, effectively identifying diseased areas and guiding treatment for patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Infectious Diseases are Important to Consider in Transplantation Patients?
Discussion Transplantation is not a common problem for primary care physicians but when a child’s disease has progressed to end-stage organ failure, transplantation can be the only treatment available. While the primary care provider usually is not involved in the daily management of patients before, during and after transplantation, they can be involved in many areas. These can include providing appropriate primary and acute care, ordering and obtaining necessary medical tests, medications and equipment, assisting with medical insurance, providing medical history and records to consultants, translating medical infor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about pulmonary tuberculosis
Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a serious bacterial infection of the lungs. Symptoms include a persistent bad cough, chest pain, and breathlessness. TB can be life-threatening if a person does not receive treatment, which typically involves a long course of antibiotics. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: news

Erratum for the Research Article "Opposing reactions in coenzyme A metabolism sensitize Mycobacterium tuberculosis to enzyme inhibition" by E. Ballinger, J. Mosior, T. Hartman, K. Burns-Huang, B. Gold, R. Morris, L. Goullieux, I. Blanc, J. Vaubourgeix, S. Lagrange, L. Fraisse, S. Sans, C. Couturier, E. Bacque, K. Rhee, S. M. Scarry, J. Aube, G. Yang, O. Ouerfelli, D. Schnappinger, T. R. Ioerger, C. A. Engelhart, J. A. McConnell, K. McAulay, A. Fay, C. Roubert, J. Sacchettini, C. Nathan
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 20, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Errata Source Type: news

New Point-of-Care TB Test Has High Sensitivity in HIV+ Patients New Point-of-Care TB Test Has High Sensitivity in HIV+ Patients
A new point-of-care (POC) assay is more sensitive for diagnosing tuberculosis in hospitalized patients with HIV than the only commercially available POC TB test, with comparable specificity, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

UIC tapped to support $28 million drug discovery project
(University of Illinois at Chicago) The University of Illinois at Chicago will work with TB Alliance to produce two new clinical-stage drug candidates for treating tuberculosis, which is becoming increasingly resistant to available antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic-resistant Tuberculosis Reversed by New Compound
Isoniazid resistance in TB may be prevented and even reversed by a small newly identified molecule called C10, according to a recent study. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 17, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Africa: New WHO Scorecard Shows Poor Progress of the Viral Hepatitis Response in the African Region
[WHO] A new scorecard -- the first to examine hepatitis prevalence and response in the World Health Organization (WHO) African region, shows that only three of the 47 countries are on track to eliminate the disease that affects one in 15 people in the region. Dying of viral hepatitis in Africa is becoming a bigger threat than dying of AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Ministry Orders Mandatory TB Testing
[Monitor] Moroto -Government has directed public health facilities across the country to conduct mandatory tuberculosis (TB) testing to fight the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctors could use SCORPION venom to fight human infections including tuberculosis
Scientists led by Stanford University discovered two compounds in the venom which hold promise. However the hard-to-extract venom would cost millions of pounds to produce for medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated Tuberculosis Guidelines for Healthcare Workers Updated Tuberculosis Guidelines for Healthcare Workers
In response to the declining number of TB cases, the guidelines for screening, testing, and treatment of healthcare workers have been updated. Here are the key points to know.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Libya: Migrants and Refugees With TB 'Left to Die' in Detention Centres
[UN News] Migrants and refugees suffering from tuberculosis are being left "effectively to die" in a Libyan detention centre south of Tripoli, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday, citing reports that those returned to shore by the coastguard have been disappeared or sold to traffickers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Xpert Ultra test for diagnosing TB now included in Cochrane Review
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Tuberculosis causes more deaths globally than any other infectious disease and is a top 10 cause of death worldwide. Globally in 2017, of the estimated 10 million people with TB, 3.6 million were not reported to national TB programs, many of whom were not being diagnosed with their disease. If detected early and effectively treated, TB is largely curable, but in 2017, around 1.6 million people died of tuberculosis, including 300,000 people living with HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stanford researchers synthesize healing compounds in scorpion venom
(Stanford University —   School of Humanities and Sciences) Stanford chemists have identified and synthesized two new healing compounds in scorpion venom that are effective at killing staph and tuberculosis bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sun-exposed oyster mushrooms help patients fight tuberculosis
(American Society for Nutrition) In a new study, researchers show that sun-exposed oyster mushrooms offer a readily available source of vitamin D that can help TB patients respond better to anti-TB drugs by improving immune response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Outcomes of Bedaquiline Treatment in Multidrug-Resistant TB Outcomes of Bedaquiline Treatment in Multidrug-Resistant TB
What do we know about the treatment success rate of bedaquiline in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news