Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It ’ s Time We Found a Better Vaccine
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Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations tuberculosis Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV, Tuberculosis Care Neglected Due to Covid-19 - Health Minister
[Leadership] Abuja -- The Minister of state for health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora has revealed that the care and attention given to HIV, tuberculosis and other ailments have been neglected due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Causes Tuberculosis?
Title: What Causes Tuberculosis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 12, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

TNCs Reviving TPP Frankenstein
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 12 2021 (IPS) The incoming Biden administration is under tremendous pressure to demonstrate better US economic management. Trade negotiations normally take years to conclude, if at all. Unsurprisingly, lobbyists are already urging the next US administration to quickly embrace and deliver a new version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Jomo Kwame Sundaram Trump legacy Repackaging and reselling a TPP avatar will not be easy. Well before Trump’s election, even the official mid-2016 International Trade Commission’s assessment doubted Peterson Institute of Int...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Salim Abdool Karim: 'None of us are safe from Covid if one of us is not. We have mutual interdependence'
The face of South Africa ’s Covid science on why Africa has been hit less hard than Europe, the new variant in the region, and the danger of vaccine nationalismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe epidemiologist Salim Abdool Karim could be considered South Africa ’sAnthony Fauci. As co-chair of the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19, he is the government ’s top adviser on the pandemic and hasbecome the country ’s face of Covid-19 science. He also sits on the Africa Task Force for Novel Coronavirus, overseeing the continent ’s response to t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Coronavirus South Africa Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Medical research Science Aids and HIV Health Source Type: news

Persistent pollutants linked to poor vaccine response
New research indicates that exposure to pollutants such as DDT and PCBs may dampen infants’ immune response to the tuberculosis vaccine. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eritrea - Insight Into Tuberculosis (TB)
[Shabait] Last week, Sister Hiwet Neguse, Head of the National Tuberculosis (TB) Controlling Program at Eritrea's Ministry of Health, revealed that Eritrea has made considerable progress in combating TB over the past several decades. This news is extremely positive and highly encouraging. It is worth noting, as well, that it comes not too long after recent reports were shared revealing that the country had achieved great success in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In the following few paragraphs, I provide a brief introd (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: ACB Launches Campaign for Next Global Fund Strategy Development
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA-The African Constituency Bureau (ACB) for the Global Fund launched an advocacy campaign "African Voice for the Global Fund" to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria that will last for at least 7 months. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Injuries and their related household costs in a tertiary hospital in Ghana - Blankson PK, Nonvignon J, Aryeetey G, Aikins M.
This study set out to determine the associated patient costs of reported injury cases at the Accid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malawi: World Vision to Lead Fight Against HIV and Malaria
[Nyasa Times] World Vision will partner the Malawi government's Ministry of Health to implement interventions to fight Malaria, Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS across the country. The grants, given by Global Fund, will be rolled out from January 2021 and run to 2024. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Significant Reduction in TB Incidence Rate
[Shabait] Asmara, 15 December 2020 - Tuberculosis (TB) incidence rate in Eritrea has significantly reduced in the last 10 years, Sister Hiwet Neguse, head of national TB controlling program at the Ministry of Health stated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Innovative transplants offer hope for patients with rare autoimmune disorder
As a career military man, Chris Ryals was used to being physically active. The Air Force master sergeant regularly ran, visited the gym and lifted weights. But in early 2017, he was diagnosed with latent tuberculosis and started on oral medication. Soon thereafter, he began experiencing pain in his feet while preparing for a fitness [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - December 16, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Zambia: WHO Supports the Ministry of Health to Train Members of the Traditional Health Practitioners' Association of Zambia On Covid - 19
[WHO] The World Health Organization Country Office has continued to provide support to the Ministry of Health and the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) to engage communities in the national response to COVID-19. Traditional healers in Zambia are consulted by people in communities for health problems such as Malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, mental health and many others. This places them at high risk of getting infected by COVID-19 and them also infecting others. It is for this reason that the M (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Government Intensifies TB Research
[The Herald] Fungai Lupande Mashonaland Central Bureau (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Sub-Clinical TB - Fascinating SA Research Helps Push Frontiers of TB Science
[spotlight] As much as 80% of adults in the Western Cape may at some point have been infected with the tuberculosis (TB) bacterium. While estimates are uncertain, rates are believed to be high in the rest of the country as well, with likely millions of people having been infected with TB. Most people's bodies, however, manage to suppress the infection and they do not actually fall ill. People who have been infected but who do not fall ill are traditionally classified as having latent TB infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: X-Rays and AI Could Transform TB Detection, but Red Tape Might Delay Things
[spotlight] Around ten million people developed tuberculosis (TB) in 2019. TB is the leading cause of death by an infectious disease globally, causing 1.4 million deaths last year--although in 2020 deaths due to COVID-19 will likely surpass deaths from TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Patients in South Africa to Access Six-Month, All-Oral Treatment for Highly Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
[TB Alliance] TB Alliance welcomes the Wits Health Consortium and the South African National Department of Health (DoH)'s announcement of an initiative to provide a new, shorter treatment regimen for people affected with highly drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB). Funded by the United States Agency for International Development, a new clinical access program (CAP) will enroll 400 people in South Africa for treatment with a three-drug, six-month, all-oral regimen of bedaquiline, pretomanid and linezolid (know (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is Tuberculosis (TB) Contagious
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

South Africa: Using Bacterial Shape to Understand TB Gene Function
[UCT] In order to better understand individual gene function, and to help predict the mechanisms of action of certain tuberculosis (TB) drugs, a team of researchers at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) in the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences studied the various factors that can impact the cell shape of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb), which causes TB. The paper was recently published in eLife. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccination against tuberculosis can reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ease its course
(St. Petersburg State University) St Petersburg University scientists have analysed about 100 academic papers and statistics on the incidence of COVID-19 in different countries of the world. Analysis of these data showed that the spread of the new coronavirus infection occurs more slowly where there is a large percentage of people vaccinated against tuberculosis with the BCG vaccine. Moreover, this vaccination itself, given in early childhood, changes the immune system in such a way that the new coronavirus disease course tends to be less severe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Faith, Philanthropy, Community - How to Save Hundreds of Thousands from Malaria Amid Covid-19
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The J.C. Flowers Foundation and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria ('Friends') are focusing attention on how faith leaders, philanthropists and community partners are uniting against the scourge of malaria, despite the disruptions of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UCLA awarded $25 million to advance HIV research for women and children
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $25 million to the UCLA branch of the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network, known as IMPAACT, to continue developing innovative strategies to end HIV among these vulnerable populations.The funding will go to UCLA ’s laboratory, enabling its researchers to work with the network’s operations center, as well as statistical and data management center. The center aims to advance the network’s research, which has already led to effective therapies for women, children and adolescents with HIV, and influenced the standard of care fo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New algorithm can detect TB using a phone
A deep learning-based tuberculosis (TB) detection model can detect TB on phone-captured...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI-based CAD accurately detects tuberculosis on chest x-rays Top poster prizewinners enjoy the moment at RSNA 2019 AI may help improve sensitivity of ED chest x-ray reads Are studies on AI for tuberculosis really valid? FDG-PET/CT helps predict tuberculosis relapse (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

HIV, TB Tests Fall in East Europe and Central Asia Due to COVID-19 HIV, TB Tests Fall in East Europe and Central Asia Due to COVID-19
Testing for HIV and tuberculosis has fallen in Eastern Europe and Central Asia during the coronavirus pandemic and could lead to higher mortality rates, a UN special envoy for AIDS said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Kenya: Kirinyaga County Steps Up Fight Against TB With New Isolation Ward
[Nation] Kirinyaga County has stepped up efforts to prevent and manage tuberculosis (TB) following a reported rise of the disease in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

$11M NIH grant will fund biomedical research at University of Delaware
(University of Delaware) The National Institutes of Health has renewed a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant, worth more than $11 million. The University of Delaware Center is focused on discovery of new molecules that can be used to study and treat diseases such as breast cancer, renal cancer, Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and Legionnaires disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

South Africa: Managing HIV and Diabetes Together - South African Patients Tell Their Stories
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa faces a quadruple burden of disease: HIV, tuberculosis (TB), noncommunicable diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and injuries. South Africa has more people living with HIV than anywhere else in the world. Around 13.5% of the country's total population has HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa Should Be at the Forefront of a Global Response to COVID-19
Women in Nigeria collect food vouchers as part of a programme to support families struggling under the COVID-19 lockdown. Credit: WFP/Damilola OnafuwaBy Aeneas Chapinga ChumaJOHANNESBURG, Nov 27 2020 (IPS) As COVID-19 swept across the globe, one thing became clear: a well-functioning, well-resourced, agile and resilient health system can mean the difference between life and death. For Africa, the economic costs of the health pandemic were high. The prescription was often worse than the illness as Africa’s poor found themselves without work, food and even access to health care as economies were locked down across the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aeneas Chapinga Chuma Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Could the TB Vaccine Help Prevent COVID-19?
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- A widely used tuberculosis vaccine may help protect people against the new coronavirus or reduce the severity of COVID-19, a new study suggests. The Bacillus Calmette-Gu érin (BCG) was developed in the early 1900s and is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

South Africa: Government Should Be Buying Its Pharmaceuticals Locally - - Especially Now
[Daily Maverick] Someone very special to me is ill with multidrug-resistant TB. As TB is the leading cause of death in South Africa, and a particularly unpleasant disease, this is a scary diagnosis. But she is young, receiving the best of care and will survive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lung-on-chip provides new insight on body's response to early tuberculosis infection
(eLife) Scientists have developed a lung-on-chip model to study how the body responds to early tuberculosis (TB) infection, according to findings published today in eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria, 10 Others to Get $500m Grant to Fight TB, HIV, Malaria
[Daily Trust] The Global Fund, in collaboration with the African Union says it will invest $500m in Nigeria and 10 other nations in the next three years to support their responses against tuberculosis, malaria and HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

These Algorithms Could End the Scourge of Tuberculosis
In rural India and other places where tuberculosis is rampant, A.I. that scans lung X-rays might eliminate the scourge. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Tuberculosis Artificial Intelligence X-Rays Mobile Applications India Tests (Medical) Respiratory Diseases Rural Areas Hospitals Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Medical Devices Shortages Bangladesh your-feed-science Source Type: news

Study: TB vaccine linked to lower risk of contracting COVID-19
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) A widely used tuberculosis vaccine is associated with reduced likelihood of contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai. The findings raise the possibility that a vaccine already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may help prevent coronavirus infections or reduce severity of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Buhari Calls for Urgent World Response to TB Cases
[Premium Times] Buhari calls on the international community to use the latest technology and tools to address the Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19 and multimorbidity
(Leopoldina) What happens when COVID-19 meets other infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria? Particularly in middle- and low-income countries, this is a relevant question. Nevertheless, multimorbidity, the coexistence of two or more health conditions, is in the field of infectious diseases also a growing challenge for high-income countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Millions 'Still Being Diagnosed, Treated Based on Outdated TB Tools'
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- According to the Step Up for TB 2020 report, millions of people are still diagnosed and treated based on outdated policies and using old tools and approaches - impacting the TB response and achievement of the UN's TB targets agreed by heads of state in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tuberculosis in England: 2020 report
In 2019, the number of people notified with TB in England rose for the first time in 9 years, from 4,615 in 2018 to 4,725 in 2019 (rise of 2.4%). Despite this, the rate of 8.4 per 100,000 in England means it is still classified as a low incidence country by the WHO. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worldwide Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on TB Services Worldwide Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on TB Services
In what ways has the current pandemic impacted tuberculosis-related services?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Liberia: Global Fund Board Commits to Sustaining the Fight Against HIV, TB, Malaria While Supporting the Global Response to COVcomID-19
[New Dawn] The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria met virtually for the 44th Board meeting this week to discuss the organization's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, development of the next Global Fund strategy and progress in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Universal Basic Income Helped People in Pandemic - but It's Not a Silver Bullet
[The Conversation Africa] The coronavirus pandemic is having devastating socio-economic effects on people in many parts of the world. Poverty, hunger and malnutrition are increasing; diseases - including polio, measles, and tuberculosis - are surging; and anxiety, depression, and stress are on the rise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Scientist's LabTalk - Episode 3
Halting the Tuberculosis Epidemic with Research and Diagnostics: A Conversation with David Alland (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 13, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Videos Source Type: news

Africa: The Global Fund Board Discusses the Development of Its Next Strategy
[GFO] The Board of the Global Fund to fight HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria discussed the development of its next strategy at its 44th Board meeting. The discussion was based on the GF/B44/07 document issued by the Secretariat. The strategy is a multi-year roadmap that will direct the Global Fund's actions. The current strategy will expire in 2022. The Board focused on the schedule and the high-level issues related to its strategy development. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc. receives $3.2M tuberculosis testing contract from the CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc., or DLS, a five-year, $3.2 million contract to serve as the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands — or USAPI — Regional Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory. This is the third consecutive time DLS has won this CDC contract. DLS will coordinate specimen transport from 10 laboratories in the USAPI region, perform diagnostic testing for tuberculosis, provide external quality assessments, and con duct site visits… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Announce Their COVID-19 Advisory Board
On Nov. 9, the Biden-Harris transition team announced the members of its COVID-19 advisory board, and met with them for several hours in a virtual conference before President-elect Joe Biden made remarks stressing the importance of mask wearing as a continued “weapon” in the fight against COVID-19. “As we work toward a safe and effective vaccine, the single most effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19: wear a mask,” Biden said, as he held up his own mask. “The head of the CDC [Centers for Disease Control] warned this fall that for the foreseeable future, a mask remains the most potent wea...
Source: TIME: Health - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Covid set to cause 400,000 surge in TB deaths as medics diverted
Millions of missed diagnoses will add to global pandemic toll, warns WHO studyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have warned that several hundred thousand extradeaths from tuberculosis are likely to occur this year as a result of Covid-19 ’s effect on global health services.In many countries – including South Africa, India and Indonesia – doctors and health workers have been shifted from tracking TB cases to tracing people infected with Covid-19. Equipment and budgets have also been reassigned, an investigation by the World Health Organisation (WHO)has revealed.Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science editor Tags: Coronavirus Tuberculosis World Health Organization Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Microbiology Source Type: news

Methotrexate Users Need Tuberculosis Tests in High-TB Areas Methotrexate Users Need Tuberculosis Tests in High-TB Areas
Those taking corticosteroids or other immunosuppressants are at particularly high risk, a systematic review of literature finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Infographic: How Vaccines Train Innate Immunity
A recent study eludidates some of the changes that occur in the body after inoculation with a tuberculosis vaccine. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Africa: Africa's Miners Face New TB Threat As Pandemic Disrupts Treatment
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ermelo, South Africa -- Vama Jele's heart dropped every time he heard that another migrant miner home from South Africa had died from tuberculosis (TB) due to skipping treatment under lockdown. In just four months, it happened 60 times. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: What Is Behind SA's Higher TB Numbers?
[spotlight] A World Health Organization (WHO) report published last week showed more people are falling ill with tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa than previously thought - but also that the country's treatment success rate for dangerous drug-resistant forms of the disease have improved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news