Nunavut declares tuberculosis outbreak in Pangnirtung
Nunavut’s chief public health officer declared a tuberculosis outbreak in Pangnirtung Thursday. The government said enhanced public health 'follow-up of the situation is necessary.' (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Digital Innovation to Boost TB Treatment
[The Herald] The fight against tuberculosis (TB) has received fresh impetus following the rolling out of a latest digital technology. The innovation which is part of Adherence Support Coalition to End TB (ASCENT) employs the use of Digital adherence tools (DAT) which enables the patient giving them more freedom to take the medication when and where it suits them best. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zim Lions Succumb to Tuberculosis
[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) claims two lions lost their lives due to suspected tuberculosis (TB) infection in the Hwange National Park. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Update from the Dean: A fond farewell
The dean ’s final update, including a major advance in tuberculosis treatment and leading UCSF on energy-efficient freezers. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - November 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Poorer nations still lack access to world ’s key antibiotics
Only 54 of 166 assessed treatments have policies aiding use by low-income countries, says non-profit groupThe world ’s biggest drugs makers have pressed on in the fight against superbugs despite the pandemic, but millions of people in poorer countries, where the risk of drug-resistant infections is highest, are still missing out on key antibiotics.A report from the Access to Medicine Foundation, an Amsterdam-based non-profit group, shows that only 54 of 166 medicines and vaccines assessed are covered by an access strategy to make them available to low- and middle-income countries.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Julia Kollewe Tags: Pharmaceuticals industry Vaccines and immunisation Tuberculosis E coli Gonorrhoea World Health Organization Business Drug resistance Drugs Drugs policy Medical research Global development Science Netherlands World news Source Type: news

Janssen Reports Positive Topline Week 48 Phase 2 Results for TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) in Adults With Moderately to Severely Active Crohn's Disease
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, November 17, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced topline results from the Phase 2 GALAXI 1 clinical trial which showed rates of clinical remission (Crohn’s Disease Activity Index [CDAI]
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Resistance Calls for Brainpower of a Space Agency and Campaigning Zeal of an NGO
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Staff Shortages and Long Waiting Times Plague KZN Health, Report Finds
[spotlight] While KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is doing comparatively well on key HIV indicators, the public healthcare system in the province is plagued by staff shortages, long waiting times, poor tuberculosis infection control, and in some cases, dysfunctional filing systems. This is according to a new report from community-led monitoring group Ritshidze. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WTO Finished Without TRIPS Waiver
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Nov 16 2021 (IPS) Quickly enabling greater and more affordable production of and access to COVID-19 medical needs is urgently needed in the South. Such progress will also foster much needed goodwill for international cooperation, multilateralism and sustainable development. Jomo Kwame SundaramThe World Trade Organization (WTO) will soon decide on a conditional temporary waiver of Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The waiver was proposed by South Africa and India on 2 October 2020. Two-thirds of the 164 WTO members – mainly developing...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Needs U.S.$25.6 Million to Meet Targets On TB
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana needs approximately $25.6 million to meet the 2022 United Nations High Level Meeting (UNHLM) targets on Tuberculosis (TB) (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Family Focus Shows Promise for TB Prevention
[spotlight] Tucked away outside Cape Town, Khayelitsha is a township that is home to about half a million people. Many families in the area share small corrugated zinc houses with limited access to basic services such as clean water and sanitation. It is in such areas that diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) spread rapidly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Tasks Stakeholders On End to TB
[Vanguard] Abuja -- FIRST Lady, Aisha Buhari, has tasked stakeholders in the health sector to work together for eradication of Tuberculosis in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: More Efforts Needed to End Tuberculosis Infection in Nigeria - WHO
[This Day] Abuja -- World Health Organization (WHO) has urged Nigeria to redouble her efforts at checking the spread of tuberculosis infection in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Gearing Towards a TB Free Nigeria - WHO and Partners Scale Up Action
[WHO-AFRO] The World Health Organization (WHO) has reaffirmed its commitment to support the country in eradicating Tuberculosis (TB), one of the top infectious killer diseases in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria May Report 200,000 Tuberculosis Cases By End of 2021 - Minister
[Premium Times] Nigeria has already surpassed the number of TB cases notified in 2020 by seven per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Impact Of Covid-19 Pandemic Extends To Tuberculosis And Neglected Tropical Diseases
Tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, as resources have been diverted to the Covid-19 response. This has caused an acute disruption of activities aimed at disease diagnosis, control, and elimination programs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

South Africa: Five Developments in Paediatric Tuberculosis
[spotlight] The screening, diagnosis, and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in children remain far from optimal - and in many respects lag behind what can be done for adults. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Comprehensive Phase 3 Data Show First-in-Class TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Provided Durable Improvements in Measures of Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Disease Activity Through Two Years
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, November 1, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced comprehensive efficacy and safety data from the DISCOVER–2 trial of TREMFYA® (guselkumab) were published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, representing the final results of the first two-year clinical trial investigating a selective interleukin (IL)-23 inhibitor therapy in active psoriatic arthritis (PsA).1 Results show a majority of TREMFYA-treated biologic-naïve adult patients with active PsA achieved improvements in joint signs and symptoms (American College of Rheumatology [AC...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

South Africa: New Study Shows That Normal Breathing Is a Major Spreader of TB
[The Conversation Africa] Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease transmitted via droplet aerosols. Humans constantly produce aerosols, even during normal breathing. Since Mycobacterium tuberculosis was identified as the causative agent of TB, almost 150 years ago, people have assumed that coughing is the main way that infectious aerosols are generated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Fingerstick Blood Test Shows Promise for TB Screening
[spotlight] The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over four million of the almost ten million people who fell ill with tuberculosis (TB) in 2020 were not diagnosed. One obstacle to more people being diagnosed is the fact that the current gold standard TB tests require people to produce sputum - something children find particularly difficult. Accordingly, researchers have been exploring alternatives such as testing for TB in blood, exhaled breath, stool, and urine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: How Covid-19 Threatens to Undo Years of Progress in TB Control
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organization's (WHO) recently released Global Tuberculosis Report for 2021 paints a dismal picture of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the fight against TB across the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Next Big One: Drug-Resistant Airborne Tuberculosis
New research has found that tuberculosis bacteria can spread via airborne and asymptomatic transmission similarly to SARS-CoV-2. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Call for action on TB as deaths rise for first time in decade
Tuberculosis campaigners tell G20 leaders $1bn is needed annually for vaccine research to reverse decades of underfundingA group of tuberculosis survivors are calling for more funding and action to find new vaccines, after the numbers dying of the infection rose for the first time in 10 years.In 2020,1.5 million were killed by TB and 10 million infected, according to the World Health Organization. Campaigners want world leaders to invest $1bn ( £730m) every year into vaccine research, spurred on by the momentum from the Covid jab development.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kaamil Ahmed Tags: Global development Tuberculosis Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Inequality World Health Organization Medical research Epidemics World news G20 Science Source Type: news

New Analyses Suggest Favorable Results for STELARA ® (ustekinumab) When Used as a First-Line Therapy for Bio-Naïve Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 25, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced data from two new analyses of STELARA® (ustekinumab) for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).1,2 In a modelled analysisa focused on treatment sequencing using data from randomized controlled trials, network meta-analysis and literature, results showed patient time spent in clinical remission or response was highest when STELARA was used as a first-line advanced therapy for bio-naïve patients with moderately t...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

South Africa: Quality Tuberculosis Care Starts With People
[spotlight] The world is seeing tuberculosis (TB) deaths increase for the first time in over a decade, according to the World Health Organization's Global TB Report 2021. In 2020, 1.5 million people died of TB and the report estimates that almost 10 million people developed TB. Of these, only 5.8 million people were diagnosed and reported, increasing the gap of people missing TB diagnosis and treatment and risking further spread of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World ’ s Deadliest Malaria Parasite Dominance in Africa Could Be Over – Experts
A child health consultation at Obunga Dispensary in Homa Bay, one of the eight counties participating in the malaria vaccine pilot program. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Oct 25 2021 (IPS) One morning in 2016, Lillian Nekesa’s 3-year-old woke up with flu-like classic symptoms of malaria. This was not Kevin’s first encounter with the killer disease. Kevin was nonetheless not immediately rushed to Busia County Referral Hospital for advanced treatment in keeping with his severe symptoms. Nekesa rushed him to a village dispensary because the referral hospital is an hour’s walk away fr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations ​#Health​ #MalariaVaccine Kenya Source Type: news

Africa: In Sub-Saharan Africa and Elsewhere, We Need to Look Harder for Tuberculosis
[IPS] Johannesburg -- Before COVID-19 came along, tuberculosis (TB) was a primary focus of health authorities in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019, approximately 1.4 million people were diagnosed with TB in the region, but epidemiologists estimated that 1 million more had TB but were neither diagnosed nor treated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Community Sputum Collection Proves Effective in Fighting TB in Mchinji
[Nyasa Times] The use of volunteers in community sputum collection has proven effective in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) at community level in Mchinji district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Sound the Alarm - We Are Failing to Meet Targets to Beat TB, but Khayelitsha's Care Model During Covid-19 Shows Exactly How It Should Be Done
[Daily Maverick] During the 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health this week, Doctors Without Borders announced the results of TB-PRACTECAL. A total of 89% of patients on the new regimen (which is shorter and less toxic) were cured, compared with 52% in the standard of care group. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Looking Harder for TB - in Sub-Saharan Africa and Elsewhere
[Premium Times] TB has increased in strength in sub-Saharan Africa and other regions of the Global South. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In Sub-Saharan Africa and Elsewhere, We Need to Look Harder for Tuberculosis
COVID-19 cancelled out the last 12 years of advancements in finding and treating people with TB. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS. By Morounfolu OlugbosiJOHANNESBURG, Oct 21 2021 (IPS) Before COVID-19 came along, tuberculosis (TB) was a primary focus of health authorities in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019, approximately 1.4 million people were diagnosed with TB in the region, but epidemiologists estimated that 1 million more had TB but were neither diagnosed nor treated. The scope and intensity of the global TB epidemic is fueled by antiquated and inadequate TB drugs, most of which were developed more than 50 years ago. But, given ho...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Morounfolu Olugbosi Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

South Africa: WHO Numbers Underscore Urgent Need for Stronger Leadership and Ambitious TB Recovery Plan
[spotlight] For the first time in over a decade, tuberculosis (TB) deaths have increased globally. This is according to the World Health Organization's Global TB Report 2021 released last week. The report found that the increase in deaths was due to "reduced access to TB diagnosis and treatment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: In-Depth - Landmark Moment As Ai Beats Humans in Reading X-Rays for TB
[spotlight] In 1997, the then reigning world chess champion Garry Kasparov lost a six-game series to a chess-playing computer programme called Deep Blue. Deep Blue's victory was seen as emblematic of the growing power of computers to do things once thought primarily the domain of human brains. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: TB Trial Finds Short, Effective and Safe Drug-Resistant Treatment
[MSF] TB-PRACTECAL, a clinical trial led by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has found that a new all-oral six-month treatment regimen is safer and more effective at treating rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (RR-TB) than the currently accepted standard of care. These results signal the start of a new chapter for people with drug-resistant (DR)-TB who currently face lengthy treatment regimens of up to 20 months that can include painful injections and up to 20 pills a day that can cause severe side-effects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: MSF TB-PRACTECAL Clinical Trial Finds Short, Effective and Safe Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment
[MSF] TB-PRACTECAL, a clinical trial led by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has found that a new all-oral six-month treatment regimen is safer and more effective at treating rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (RR-TB) than the current accepted standard of care. These results signal the start of a new chapter for people with drug-resistant (DR)-TB who currently face lengthy treatment regimens of up to 20 months that can include painful injections and up to 20 pills a day that can cause severe side-effects. These grue (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tuberculosis, Like Covid, Spreads by Breathing, Scientists Report
The finding upends conventional wisdom regarding coughing, long thought to be the main route of transmission. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Tuberculosis Coughs Disease Rates Bacteria Research South Africa Source Type: news

Africa: Patients Across Four Continents Enrol in Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Trial
[MSF] Hundreds of patient volunteers from four continents have enrolled in a trial that aims to find safer, shorter, and effective treatments for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), an airborne, infectious disease that has grown resistant to standard medications. A group of scientists and clinicians led by M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Partners In Health (PIH) and Interactive Research and Development (IRD) make up the endTB consortium conducting the groundbreaking study funded by Unitaid. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tuberculosis, Like Covid, Spreads in Aerosols, Scientists Report
The finding upends conventional wisdom regarding coughing, long thought to be the main route of transmission. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Tuberculosis Coughs Disease Rates Bacteria Research South Africa Source Type: news

Reports of cases of tuberculosis to enhanced tuberculosis surveillance systems: UK, 2000 to 2020
This report presents the number of TB case notifications per year between 2000 to 2020, for the UK overall, rates by country, by PHE centre, and three-year average numbers by upper tier local authority and district, and treatment outcomes for drug-sensitive TB cases. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths from tuberculosis INCREASED in 2020 for the first time in 15 years
The WHO reports an increase of TB deaths in 2020 for the first time since 2005, a step backwards in the global battle against the condition that affects millions worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidelines for Infection Control in the Urological Field, including Urinary Tract Management (revised second edition)
The Committee for the Development of Guidelines for Infection Control in the Urological Field, including Urinary Tract Management of the Japanese Urological Association, together with its systematic review team and external reviewers, have prepared a set of practice guidelines, an abridged version of which is published herein. These guidelines cover the following topics: (i) foundations of infection control, standard precautions, route-specific precautions, and occupational infection control (including vaccines); (ii) the relationship between urologists and infection control; (iii) infection control in urological wards and...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Stop TB Partnership Concerned Over WHO Global TB Report Findings
[Stop TB Partnership] The Stop TB Partnership notes with concern the data released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of the 2021 Global Tuberculosis Report, which features data on disease trends and the response to the epidemic from over 200 countries and areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: MSF Warns of Deadly TB Testing Gap Following Release of WHO Global TB Report 2021
[MSF] The World Health Organization (WHO) released today the 2021 edition of its Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report, featuring data on TB trends and responses in 197 countries and areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 Caused Rise in TB Deaths for First Time in a Decade- WHO
[UN News] Deaths from tuberculosis - one of the top infectious killers in the world - have increased for the first time in a decade, as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Tuberculosis Deaths Rise for the First Time in More Than a Decade
[WHO] The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed years of global progress in tackling tuberculosis and for the first time in over a decade, TB deaths have increased, according to the World Health Organization's 2021 Global TB report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tuberculosis Deaths Are Rising Again As Covid Pandemic Unravels Years Of Progress
Global deaths from tuberculosis increased for the first time in over a decade in 2020 as funding and resources were reallocated to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Deaths From Tuberculosis Rose in 2020 After Falling For a Decade
The trend confirmed warnings that the coronavirus pandemic would undermine progress against other infectious diseases around the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Tuberculosis Deaths (Fatalities) Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus World Health Organization Source Type: news

COVID-19 caused rise in TB deaths for first time in a decade, gains ‘reversed’ 
Deaths from tuberculosis – one of the top infectious killers in the world - have increased for the first time in a decade, as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 Wreaks Havoc With The Best Laid Plans To End Tuberculosis
The 2021 Global Tuberculosis Report, released today by WHO, shows that the Covid-19 pandemic has reversed years of progress in providing essential TB services and reducing TB disease burden. For the first time in many years, TB deaths have increased. Global TB targets are mostly off-track. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Madhukar Pai, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Source Type: news

WHO warns progress on tuberculosis being undone by Covid pandemic
Deaths from TB increase for first time in over a decade despite confirmed cases falling (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news