Research identifies how new cancer treatments can activate tuberculosis infection
(University of Southampton) Researchers at the University of Southampton have identified how new checkpoint inhibitor treatments for cancer can activate tuberculosis in some patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC Updates Treatment Guidelines for Latent TB Infection
The CDC recently updated guidelines for the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection, the first comprehensive guidelines on LTBI issued since 2000. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 20, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The facemask that can spot tuberculosis: Gadget being tested by the NHS
Bacteria expelled from the patient's mouth is collected in the 'world-changing' mask, designed by researchers at the University of Leicester and the University of Pretoria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short-Course Rifamycin-Based Regimens Preferred for Latent TB
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 -- For treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), short-course rifamycin-based regimens are preferred over longer-course isoniazid monotherapy, according to guidelines published in the Feb. 14 issue of the U.S. Centers... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RECOMMENDATIONS and REPORTS: Guidelines for the Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection: Recommendations from the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and CDC, 2020
New guidelines from CDC and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association for the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) recommend shorter regimens (three to four months) over longer regimens (six to nine months) for most patients living in the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 13, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Latent Tuberculosis Infection - LTBI MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report TB Testing Diagnosis Tuberculosis (TB) Source Type: news

Polly Dunford to Lead IntraHealth International as New President and CEO
February 14, 2020 Chapel Hill, NCToday, IntraHealth International’s board of directors announced Polly Dunford will be IntraHealth’s next president and CEO. She will assume the role on March 16.Dunford is joining IntraHealth after nearly 20 years of service with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Cambodia, Haiti, Jordan, Mozambique, Nigeria and Washington, D.C., most recently as the global director for HIV/AIDS. In this role, she led the agency’s efforts to help countries achieve and sustain epidemic control of HIV/AIDS under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Leadership and Governance Source Type: news

Addressing Latent Tuberculosis Infection Treatment Through a Collaborative Care Model With Community Pharmacies and a Health Department
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

FDG-PET/CT points to cervical cancer patient outcomes
Several indicators on pretreatment FDG-PET/CT scans can help predict overall...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Biomarkers on PET, MRI show breast cancer risk FDG-PET/CT within a year of heart valve surgery looks safe FDG-PET/CT helps predict tuberculosis relapse 2 new PET tracers may best FDG in cancer imaging FDG-PET/CT aids in melanoma treatment assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Calls for Greater, Concerted Efforts in TB Fight
[Nyasa Times] Principal Secretary (PS) for Malawi's Ministry of Health and Population, Dr. Dan Namarika, has disclosed that the African Continent accounts for almost 25 percent of all the global tuberculosis (TB) and continues to live under ever-growing threat of drug resistant, multi-drug resistant and extensively drug resistant TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Recent advances in addressing tuberculosis give hope for future
NIH officials describe “banner year”. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 11, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Recent advances in addressing tuberculosis give hope for future
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) In September 2018, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases issued its Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis Research, which outlined research priorities to reduce and ultimately end the burden of tuberculosis (TB). Now, a new 'Perspective' in The Journal of Infectious Diseases by NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., and other Institute officials summarizes recent progress in improved TB diagnostics, therapeutic regimens and prevention approaches that made 2019 a 'banner year' for TB research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Understanding pulmonary tuberculosis (TB): TB symptoms, prevention, and the difference between latent and active TB
(Natural News) Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious, airborne infection that primarily targets the lungs, but can spread to other organs if left unchecked. According to the World Health Organization, TB is still one of the leading causes of death from infectious diseases worldwide, killing 1.5 million out of the 10 million people diagnosed with the disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Double X-ray vision helps tuberculosis and osteoporosis research
(Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) With an X-ray combination technique, scientists have traced nanocarriers for tuberculosis drugs within cells with very high precision. The method combines two scanning X-ray measurements and can locate minute amounts of metals in biological samples at very high resolution, as the team reports in the journal Scientific Reports. To illustrate its versatility, the researchers have also used the combination method to map the calcium content in human bone, an analysis that can benefit osteoporosis research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: TB Treatment Improves
[The Herald] Tuberculosis treatment coverage has increased by 13 percent in Zimbabwe during the past five years, the Ministry of Health and Child Care has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Targeting chronic infections and deadly bacteria
(University of Houston) University of Houston engineering professor Mehmet Orman is examining the life cycle of stubborn, drug-resistant persister cells in recurrent infections to find a way to destroy them. Scientists believe persister cells cause the recurrence of chronic health issues like airway infections in cystic fibrosis patients, urinary tract infections and tuberculosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: USAID Ends Tuberculosis Grant, As TB Incidence Decline
[263Chat] The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has closed the US$25 million -Challenge TB grant for Zimbabwe, following an end to its five year tenure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Country Experiencing 15% TB-Linked Deaths - Minister
[New Zimbabwe] Despite efforts by a non-governmental organisation, Challenge TB and the Ministry of Health in spreading awareness and fighting tuberculosis (TB), the death rate from the communicable disease still remains high - at 15%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Immunitor unveils breakthrough immunotherapy to treat tuberculosis in...
Immunitor Inc., commercial-stage biotech company, is pleased to announce the publication of positive results from the randomized, placebo-controlled Phase III clinical trial for Tubivac (V7), the...(PRWeb January 31, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/immunitor_unveils_breakthrough_immunotherapy_to_treat_tuberculosis_in_as_short_as_one_month/prweb16874150.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sun-exposed oyster mushrooms boost TB patients' vitamin D levels, immune response
(Natural News) Despite the advancements in medication and the increased availability of antimicrobial treatments, tuberculosis (TB) still remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in low income countries today, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) who noted in its 2019 Global Tuberculosis Report that the disease infected over 10 million people in 2018, of which around 1.5... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ERA4TB to accelerate the development of comprehensive treatments against tuberculosis
(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Accelerating the development of antibiotics against all forms of tuberculosis is the objective of ERA4TB (European Regimen Accelerator for Tuberculosis), one of the largest European scientific projects in this area of research. This consortium, which includes a significant number of Spanish researchers, is being coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), led by GlaxoSmithKline Spain and is under the scientific management of the Pasteur Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Immune responses to tuberculosis mapped across 3 species
(Washington University School of Medicine) A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis offers a genetic road map detailing the similarities and differences in immune responses to TB across three species -- mice, macaques and humans. According to the researchers, the insight into the immune pathways that are activated in diverse models of TB infection will serve as a valuable tool for scientists studying and working to eradicate the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Angola: Global Fund Reaffirms Support for Malaria Eradication
[ANGOP] Luanda -The chairperson of the Global Fund, Donald Kaberuka, reaffirmed this Monday, in Luanda, his support to the Angolan Government, with the aim of eradicating diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV / AIDS, by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

100 years after development, TB vaccines vary in ability to stimulate immune components
(Boston Children's Hospital) New research from the Precision Vaccines Program at Boston Children's Hospital shows that BCG vaccines for tuberculosis prevention vary widely in their ability to activate components of the immune system. These findings highlight important differences between BCG formulations and the need for a large clinical study comparing them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Local Celebrities Enlisted for National Drive Against TB
[New Times] Rwanda Biomedical Centre has launched a tuberculosis fighting campaign to raise public awareness for early treatment, control, and prevention of tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Lethal' mutation made tuberculosis bacteria resistant to important antibiotic
(Uppsala University) Antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis is a common and serious problem globally. In a new article, researchers from Uppsala University describe how tuberculosis bacteria that carries a mutation that in theory should kill them manages to stay alive. The researchers discovered that the same trick that kept the bacteria alive also made them resistant to a very important type of antibiotic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Michigan pediatric healthcare employee with TB worked for months, officials say
A pediatric healthcare worker in Michigan had tuberculosis and didn't know it while working in several locations over nine months, the state's health department said.ment said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leprosy Re-emerges as a Global Health Challenge
Sattamma, a daily labourer in the Rangareddy district of southern India’s Telangana state, says that even though she no longer has Hansen’s Disease, she remains discriminated against because of it. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India , Jan 23 2020 (IPS) Fifteen years ago, Sattamma – a daily labourer in the Rangareddy district of southern India’s Telangana state – was abandoned by her husband after she was diagnosed with Hansen’s Disease. Last October, while her neighbours were celebrating Diwali, Sattamma was homeless again as her landlord threw her out of the house aft...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Brazil Hansen's disease India Indonesia leprosy Source Type: news

Mozambique: Consensus Reached At Health Meeting
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Coordination Mechanism for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Wednesday reached consensus on the need to create strong and resilient health systems that can respond effectively to the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: As J & J Releases Earnings, MSF Protests Price of Lifesaving TB Drug in Front of New York Stock Exchange
[MSF] New York -Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) protested in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York today, demanding the pharmaceutical corporation Johnson& Johnson (J&J) make the tuberculosis (TB) drug bedaquiline available for all people with drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) for no more than a dollar a day. The price of this crucial drug must be lowered to reflect the joint contributions made to its research and development by taxpayers and the global scientific and TB co (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deep learning of x-rays helps predict pulmonary blood flow
A deep-learning algorithm that analyzed chest x-rays was able to predict pulmonary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep-learning algorithm bolsters lung cancer detection AI may help improve sensitivity of ED chest x-ray reads AI model could speed up pneumonia diagnosis in ED AI detects pulmonary nodules on chest x-rays Are studies on AI for tuberculosis really valid? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Kenya: Global Fund Boosts Kenya HIV Kitty With U.S.$420 Million
[East African] The Global Fund, the body that finances the world's HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria programmes, has given Kenya Ksh42 billion ($420 million) to cover the intervening years to 2024. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lack of antibiotics in low income countries 'worsening  superbugs threat'
Only three new treatments available in 10 or more poorer countries, report findsMany antibiotics are unavailable in poorer countries despite higher infection rates, exacerbating the threat of drug-resistant superbugs, according to a report to bepresented to world leaders and the bosses of top pharmaceutical companies in Davos.The report, released by the Access to Medicine Foundation, an Amsterdam-based non-profit group, also shows that the number of new treatments being developed for common infectious diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and gonorrhoea has fallen.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Julia Kollewe Tags: Antibiotics Business Davos 2020 Drugs MRSA and superbugs Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Giving TB vaccine intravenously boosts efficacy
New research in macaques finds that changing the delivery method of an existing tuberculosis vaccine can drastically improve its efficacy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: news

South Africa: Ten Babies Killed By Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria At Tembisa Hospital
[Daily Maverick] Overcrowding, understaffing and poor hygiene are said to be the main reasons for the deaths of the 10 newborns at Tembisa Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Emerging Role of Pathogen Genomics in Public Health
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 1/21/2020. This one-hour session of Public Health Grand Rounds addresses the rapid advances in Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD), how these technologies are being applied in public health, and their future uses. The principal objectives of AMD include improving pathogen detection and characterization, and enabling new diagnostic methods to meet public health needs. AMD technologies are now in use across the range of infectious diseases of public health importance, such as bacterial foodborne illness, tuberculosis, influenza, malaria, and Legionnaires &r...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood test for eight gene signatures can predict onset of tuberculosis
(University College London) Scientists at UCL have shown a blood test could predict the onset of tuberculosis three to six months before people become unwell, a finding which could help better target antibiotics and save countless lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Collaborates with The MTV Staying Alive Foundation to Launch Youth-Focused “Edutainment” Campaign Focused on Tuberculosis & Other Health Issues in India
Program aims to raise awareness and reduce stigma of TB among young people in India, as part of Johnson& Johnson ’s 10-year initiative to combat world’s leading infectious disease killer (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nunavut public health act aims to track latent tuberculosis
More than three years after being passed in the legislature, a new law that governs public health in Nunavut is in effect.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Africa: Preventing TB - a Big Drug Price Cut Paves the Way for Global Scale-Up
[The Conversation Africa] Lengthy negotiations ended in good news recently when the price of rifapentine, a lifesaving antibiotic, was marked down by 66% by its manufacturer Sanofi. When combined with another antibiotic (isoniazid), rifapentine can prevent tuberculosis (TB) disease. The move was announced at the Union World Conference on Lung Health in October 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

‘Normal’ Human Body Temperature Has Changed in the Last Century
Whether you have a stomachache, a wrist sprain or a chronic disease, one of the first things doctors and nurses will do at an appointment is take your temperature. A normal temperature means your body is humming along the way it should. A higher temperature means you have a fever, and shows your body could be fighting an infection. And since 1871, “normal” has meant 98.6°F (37°C). That number was determined by a German physician, based on millions of readings from 25,000 German patients, taken by sticking thermometers under their arms. When doctors in the U.S. and Europe repeated the experiment in local...
Source: TIME: Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized fever health inflammation Research Source Type: news

Intravenous BCG Immunization Prevents Tuberculosis in Macaques Intravenous BCG Immunization Prevents Tuberculosis in Macaques
Intravenous BCG immunization prevents or substantially limits tuberculosis in rhesus macaques, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Old TB vaccine may work better when delivered intravenously
Delivering the only approved tuberculosis vaccine intravenously greatly enhanced its ability to protect rhesus monkeys from infection. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Global Fund Gives U.S.$413,739,805 to Fund Fight Against Aids, TB
[Nation] The Global Fund -- the agency that helps Kenya fight HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria -- has given the country Sh42 billion to be used up to 2024. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sun-exposed oyster mushrooms boost TB patients' vitamin D levels, immune response
(Natural News) Despite the advancements in medication and the increased availability of antimicrobial treatments, tuberculosis (TB) still remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in low income countries today, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) who noted in its 2019 Global Tuberculosis Report that the disease infected over 10 million people in 2018, of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is the Classic Clinical Presentation of Pericarditis?
Discussion The pericardium is a bi-layered membrane that envelops the heart and provides a barrier to prevent disease and also decreases friction as the heart moves. Pericarditis is the inflammation of pericardium. The incidence is underreported as asymptomatic or mild disease may go unrecognized. From hospitalized patient data, 0.2-5% of patients with various cardiac disease had pericarditis. An incidence rate for hospitalizations of 3.32 per 100,000 person years has been cited. Percarditis occurs more often in adolescent males. Treatment of the underlying cause or suspected cause is important, along with close monitorin...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Four Months of Rifampicin May Be Best Option for Latent TB Four Months of Rifampicin May Be Best Option for Latent TB
Four months of daily rifampicin is"short, safe, and effective" and is likely the best way to achieve the ambitious goal set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO) to treat 30 million patients for latent tuberculosis infection by 2022, TB experts say in Lancet Infectious Diseases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

A new effort to tackle tuberculosis
(University of Dundee) Researchers at the University of Dundee are aiming to make a breakthrough against tuberculosis. A $3 million grant from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation over the next three years will support the work of Professor Paul Wyatt's team in the University's School of Life Sciences. They will identify new treatment options for TB, under the banner of the 'LEADS4TB' program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Coordinating Mechanism Commences Regional Consultative Country Dialogue for TB/HIV Grant Proposal Development
[FrontPageAfrica] Bomi County -The Liberia Coordinating Mechanism (LCM) of the Global Fund (TGF) to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has commenced a regional consultative prioritization country dialogue to develop a joint funding request for Tuberculosis and HIV, on behalf of the country, for submission to the Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: LMC Commences Regional Consultative Country Dialogue
[New Dawn] The Liberia Coordinating Mechanism (LCM) of the Global Fund (TGF) to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has commenced a regional consultative prioritization country dialogue to develop a joint funding request for Tuberculosis and HIV, on behalf of the country, for submission to the Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Adverse events in adults with latent tuberculosis infection receiving daily rifampicin or isoniazid: post-hoc safety analysis of two randomised controlled trials
Analysis (n=6485) found in patients without a contraindication, rifampicin is likely to be the safest latent tuberculosis infection treatment option and safer than isoniazid. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news