Researchers uncover early results about an existing tuberculosis vaccine that has been hypothesized to help against the coronavirus
While scientists race to develop and test a vaccine effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, recent studies have indicated that countries with widespread BCG vaccination appear to be weathering the pandemic better than their counterparts. This has led many researchers to suspect that BCG vaccine, which immunizes against tuberculosis, might offer protection against COVID-19. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Vaccination insights
(University of California - Santa Barbara) While scientists race to develop and test a vaccine effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, recent studies have indicated that countries with widespread BCG vaccination appear to be weathering the pandemic better than their counterparts. This has led many researchers to suspect that BCG vaccine, which immunizes against tuberculosis, might offer protection against COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Are Systemic Disease Causes of Oral Ulcers?
Discussion Oral ulcers are common problems seen by dentists but pediatricians also see them. Usually families have are concerned because they are painful and acute. Ulcers are sometime noticed by the physician and not the family as in the case of herpangina or hand-foot and mouth disease. Chronic or recurrent ulcerations present less commonly and therefore it may be more difficult to determine their etiology. Many of the systemic disease causes of oral ulcers are overall infrequent and/or not common in the pediatric age range. Ulcers can be classified in several ways but acute ulcers are usually painful and last less tha...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 21, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

South Africa: Some TB Patients Still Required to Take Pills in Front of Witnesses
[spotlight] Completing the six months of treatment for standard drug-susceptible tuberculosis (DS-TB) can be hard. Apart from side effects associated with the medicines, people may feel better after a month or two and be tempted to stop taking the treatment. Maintaining treatment adherence is even harder for drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) since the medicines have more serious side effects and treatment can last as long as two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Don't Neglect TB, Other Diseases
[Daily Trust] The news last week regarding tuberculosis is not a cheering one for TB patients, the stakeholder in the health sector and the nation generally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Can ’t let rich nations buy up initial Covid-19 vaccines: Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates, cofounder of the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation said Covid had resulted in 25 years of progress on vaccinations being wiped out in 25 weeks. She expressed concern about tuberculosis spreading in India apart from spikes in maternal mortality and vulnerable sections descending into extreme poverty. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Covid-19 Pandemic Is Taking A Toll On The International Tuberculosis Response, New Survey Finds
Testing is down and resources are being diverted, which could lead to increased spread of tuberculosis, according to reports from health advocacy groups. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Aayushi Pratap, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Source Type: news

South Africa: Release of First National TB Prevalence Survey Should Not Be Delayed Any Longer
[spotlight] The most recent World Health Organization (WHO) World Tuberculosis Report estimates that in 2018, 301 000 people fell ill with TB in South Africa. The report also indicates that the real number may lie anywhere between 215 000 and 400 000 - an astonishingly wide margin. These wide margins illustrate one of the most concerning aspects of the TB epidemic in South Africa - we don't really know how many people get sick with the often deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A Global Health Star Under Fire
Former and current employees accuse Dr. Lucica Ditiu, leader of Stop TB, of harassment and bullying. The complaints threaten to slow prevention efforts worldwide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Tuberculosis Workplace Hazards and Violations Black People Race and Ethnicity Hiring and Promotion Discrimination Bullies Ethics and Official Misconduct United Nations Africa Mexico Stop TB Partnership Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis - Experts Call for More Case Finding Amidst Covid-19 Crisis
[Premium Times] In order to make significant progress in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB), experts have urged government at all levels to increase TB case finding in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Can Tuberculosis Be Cured?
Title: Can Tuberculosis Be Cured?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/9/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 9, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis Killing More Than Coronavirus - Experts
[Daily Trust] Experts in the health sector have said that tuberculosis is killing Nigerians more than COVID-19 is doing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mobile Refill for TB, ART Patients
[The Herald] PEOPLE living with HIV and those with tuberculosis can now collect their medication from mobile refill centres in Harare. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Nearly Half the People With Tuberculosis Don't Know They Have It - Report
[Swazi Media] Nearly half of the people in Swaziland (eSwatini) who have the disease tuberculosis (TB) do not know it, according to a new report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa Needs a Plan to Protect Children's Health Beyond Covid-19
[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic has been a head-on challenge to even the most solid health systems in the world. In South Africa its onset collided with the already existing quadruple burden of disease. The country faces epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis (TB); non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes; suboptimal maternal and child health; as well as violence and injuries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Serbia: Health System Review.
Authors: Bjegovic-Mikanovic V, Vasic M, Vukovic D, Jankovic J, Jovic-Vranes A, Santric-Milicevic M, Terzic-Supic Z, Hernandez-Quevedo C Abstract This analysis of the Serbian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The health of the Serbian population has improved over the last decade. Life expectancy at birth increased slightly in recent years, but it remains, for example, around 5 years below the average across European Union countries. Some favourable trends have been observed in health status ...
Source: Health systems in transition - August 29, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

South Africa: Eastern Cape Clinics Lost Touch With Thousands of TB Patients During Lockdown
[Daily Maverick] In Nelson Mandela Bay alone, more than 1,700 patients with TB fell out of the clinic system during the national lockdown while health facilities focused on Covid-19. Almost all other services were relegated to the backburner. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Could Worsen TB Cases By 2021 - Foundation
[Premium Times] One of Nigeria's major partners in the fight against tuberculosis, KNVC Tuberculosis Foundation, has expressed fears over worsening cases of tuberculosis (TB) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Masks for Covid-19 pandemic may end up eliminating tuberculosis by 2025 target
“If masks become routine in India, just like they are in Japan, then we could well meet our target of eliminating TB by 2025,” said pulmonologist Dr Sanjeev Mehta. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating HIV And Tuberculosis Simultaneously Could Greatly Boost Patient Survival
Tuberculosis (TB), an airborne disease, is the leading cause of death in HIV patients. A new study calls for better collaboration of HIV and TB treatments for patients coinfected. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Aayushi Pratap, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Transmitted Through Aerosols. We Have Enough Evidence, Now It Is Time to Act
Many months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the coronavirus is still spreading uncontrolled through the U.S. Public health authorities including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) tell us to remain six feet apart, wash our hands, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and wear masks. But compliance with these measures—especially masks—is mixed, and daily we hear of cases where people do not know how they were infected. We hear about superspreading events, where one person infects many, happening in crowded bars and family gatherings, but not at outdoor ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jose-Luis Jimenez Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

What to Know About COVID Contact Tracing and Scams
The concept of contact tracing isn't new with COVID-19. It's been used successfully for sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, and smallpox, among other conditions. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Congestion Increasing Spread of TB Among Inmates - Officials
[Monitor] Prison authorities have blamed the high number of Tuberculosis (TB) cases in prisons across the country to congestion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

International abortion rule led to lapsed health aid in some African countries, report shows
A State Department review of the Trump administration's policy to bar funding for foreign nonprofits that perform or promote abortions found it has also affected efforts to treat tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS and to deliver nutritional assistance, among other programs, and has had significant impact in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Black People at Higher Risk of Dying From Covid-19 - Report
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- A report by South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has found that Covid-19 patients of people identified as Black African and Coloured are more likely to die in hospital, compared to White people.This comes in addition to factors that increase fatalities like hypertension, diabetes, chronic cardiac disease, chronic renal disease, malignancy, HIV, or tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Designed bacteria produce coral-antibiotic
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Corals growing on the reefs of the Bahamas produce an active agent that kills multi-resistant tuberculosis bacteria. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have managed to produce the antibiotic biotechnologically in the laboratory - fast, cost-efficient and sustainably. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World film premiere: Watch cell infected by tuberculosis die
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Norwegian researchers have managed to show exactly how the tuberculosis bacterium kills its host cell by filming the process in detail for the first time. Every year, 1.5 million people die of TB. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Remains of 17th century bishop support neolithic emergence of tuberculosis
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) In a recent study published in Genome Biology, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Lund University and the Swedish Natural Historical Museum present analysis of the highest quality ancient Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome to date, suggesting the pathogen is much younger than previously believed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Among Workers at Two Food Processing Facilities - Ohio, 2018-2019
This report describes an investigation of three cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis that occurred at two food processing facilities in Ohio. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 13, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Multidrug-Resistant TB (MDR TB) Tuberculosis (TB) Source Type: news

TB vaccine shows encouraging results against coronavirus in phase-3 clinical trials
VPM1002, a tuberculosis vaccine, is showing encouraging results against the coronavirus infection in phase-III clinical trials being conducted in Germany. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New generation of drugs show early efficacy against drug-resistant TB
(Harvard Medical School) New drug regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis shows early effectiveness in 85 percent of patients in a cohort including many with serious comorbidities. The results suggest a global need for expanded access to two recently developed medicines, bedaquiline and delamanid. Study cohort included many people who would have been excluded from trials because of comorbidities, severity of disease or extent of drug resistance. Findings highlight the importance of innovative regimens to improve outcomes for patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane review informs guidelines on managing histoplasmosis in people living with HIV
 In a newsystematic review, an author team from the  Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group explored the evidence regarding managing histoplasmosis in people with HIV. Their review informed the PAHO/WHO guideline development process. The review authors worked with the guideline development group to formulate key questions, including which antifungal drug to start, how long to continue, and when to start antiretroviral medication. They also looked at tuberculosis therapy when people were infected with tuberculosis, HIV, and histoplasmosis.Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by inhaling a fungus called Hist...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kaduna State and WHO Scale Up Covid-19 and TB Search With Mobile Testing in Communities
[WHO] World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria has supported the screening of 2306 persons for COVID-19 and 2506 persons for Tuberculosis (TB), using Chest X-Ray, and GeneXpert machine through mobile testing in Kaduna State communities. Already, 265 COVID-19 cases and 105 presumptive with eight TB cases were diagnosed in six weeks (June and July 2020). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Featured Review: Digital contact tracing technologies in epidemics: a rapid review
Are digital contact tracing technologies effective during infectious disease outbreaks?Why is this question important?The global COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of accurate and timely contact tracing. Contact tracing tells people that they may have been near someone with - or showing symptoms of - an infectious disease, allowing them to self-isolate and helping to stop the spread of infection. Traditionally, contact tracing begins with notification that someone has an infectious disease. They are asked to recall their contacts, going back two to three days before symptom onset. This is time-consuming and may no...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Tanzania: Ifakara Institute Plays Key Role in TB Crusade
[Daily News] IFAKARA Health Institute (IHI) has contributed in the formulation of the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on Tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics, following its systematic review findings on the impact of new technology - Xpert MTB/RIF on patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: TB Alliance Announces European Commission Authorisation of New Treatment for Highly Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
[TB Alliance] PRETORIA (3 August 2020)--Pretomanid, a novel compound developed by the non-profit organization TB Alliance, has been granted a conditional marketing authorisation by the European Commission (EC) for treating highly drug-resistant forms of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB).[i] The new drug was authorised as part of a three-drug, six month, all-oral regimen for the treatment of adults with extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) or multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) who are treatment-intolerant or non-responsive (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Religion & the Pandemic: A Call Beyond the Here & Now
Religions for Peace Interreligious Council of Albania distributing Covid relief supplies from the Multi-religious Humanitarian Fund. Credit: Erzen CarjaBy Prof. Azza KaramNEW YORK, Aug 4 2020 (IPS) — I have never been interested in religion or spirituality before, but I found myself tuning in to all sorts of on-line religion and spirituality related forums “in search of something.” These are the words of a 30-something single young, middle class man (born into a Protestant-Catholic family background) in a European country. The latter is known more for turning several churches into museums or shopping ce...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Azza Karam Tags: Civil Society Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

‘The Biggest Monster’ Is Spreading. And It’s Not the Coronavirus.
Tuberculosis kills 1.5 million people each year. Lockdowns and supply-chain disruptions threaten progress against the disease as well as H.I.V. and malaria. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Chloroquine (Drug) Tuberculosis Medicine and Health Shutdowns (Institutional) Malaria Drug Resistance (Microbial) Deaths (F Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 From the Perspective of a Drug-Resistant TB Survivor
[Daily Maverick] For now, let us just hope for the best, a drop in the number of cases at least. We'll deal with the demons when we've fought and overcome this crisis, and we can only achieve that by working together. 'Nkosi sikelel'izwelakho' (God bless your world). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UCalgary researchers unlock new insights that could help with vaccine development
(University of Calgary) Researchers at the University of Calgary have unlocked new insights that may help with vaccine development for infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, and tuberculosis. The findings show that rather than enhancing protection, a highly polarized cell-mediated response that was believed to be protective was, in fact, detrimental. These observations into the regulation of immunity against infectious diseases could provide a more holistic framework to design vaccines against those infections that don't have one. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Serum Institute conducting phase III clinical trial of tuberculosis vaccine: DBT
The BCG vaccine is administered routinely to all newborns as part of the national childhood immunisation programme to prevent tuberculosis (TB), an infection caused by bacteria that mainly affects the lungs. It has beneficial heterologous effects and proven antiviral and immune modulatory properties that protect against infectious diseases through induction of trained innate immunity and heterologous adaptive immunity. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: HIV, Malaria, TB Deaths Could Rise By Up to 36%
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Low- and middle-income countries could see HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria deaths increase by up to 36 per cent over the next five years because of COVID-19-induced health services disruptions, a study projects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplementation in Deficient Children Fails to Lower Tuberculosis Risk Vitamin D Supplementation in Deficient Children Fails to Lower Tuberculosis Risk
A large study in Mongolia has concluded that vitamin D supplementation does not reduce the risk of contracting latent tuberculosis in children deficient in the vitamin.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Effects of the COVID-19 Response on Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Efforts - United States, March-April 2020
This report describes the importance of continuing to provide resources for tuberculosis testing during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 23, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Tuberculosis (TB) Tuberculosis Vaccine (BCG) COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Driving immunometabolism to control lung infection
(Trinity College Dublin) When drugs to kill microbes are ineffective, host-directed therapy uses the body's own immune system to deal with the infection. This approach is being tested in patients with COVID-19, and now a team of researchers at Trinity College Dublin has published a study showing how it might also work in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New cell profiling method could speed TB drug discovery
(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) A new cell profiling technology combines high throughput imaging and machine learning to provide a rapid, cost-effective way to determine how specific compounds act to destroy the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. It could speed discovery of anti-TB drugs and be applied to other pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 affects HIV and tuberculosis care
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Abdool Karim, Q., Abdool Karim, S. S. Tags: Medicine, Diseases perspective Source Type: news

Bovine TB vaccine trials get go-ahead in England and Wales
Scientific breakthrough could lead to phasing out of badger culling to tackle diseaseField trials of a cattle vaccine for bovine tuberculosis have been given the go-ahead as part of moves to phase out badger culling to tackle the disease.The trials are due to get under way in England and Wales to accelerate deployment of a cattle vaccine for TB by 2025, the government announced on Wednesday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Bovine tuberculosis Animal welfare Animals Environment Farming Rural affairs UK news Badgers Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Receives U.S.$890 Million From Global Fund to Tackle HIV, Malaria
[This Day] Abuja -- The federal government has received $890 million as grants from the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news