Export of anti-tuberculosis medicines a worry
The health ministry has flagged the need for suspension of the export of anti-tuberculosis medicines, saying the coronavirus outbreak has impacted domestic production of these drugs and their overseas shipment will worsen the supply problem in the country. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thirona unveils AI software for COVID-19 analysis
Dutch artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Thirona has introduced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI-based CAD accurately detects tuberculosis on chest x-rays Smart Reporting, Mediaire to develop MS software Technique boosts x-ray CAD results for TB (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

South Africa: COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown Demands Safer Temporary Shelters
[MSF] Cape Town -Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams have assessed several temporary shelters for the destitute and homeless in Cape Town, Tshwane and Johannesburg, finding poor infection and prevention control in all.   Such conditions place occupants at vastly increased risk of contracting COVID-19, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Factors that influence whether healthcare workers follow infection prevention and control guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory infectious disease that has spread quickly throughout the world. Healthcare workers treating patients with COVID-19 are at risk of infection themselves through droplets from coughs, sneezes or other body fluids from infected patients and contaminated surfaces.This review is one of a series of rapid reviews that Cochrane contributors have prepared to inform the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this Cochrane review of qualitative research ( “qualitative evidence synthesis”) is to explore factors that influence whether healthcare workers follow infection prevention and...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

BCG Vaccine Fighting Coronavirus in South Asia
The map from the medical journal Plos Medicine displays BCG vaccination policy by country. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine is a vaccine primarily used against tuberculosis. Yellow: The country now has a universal BCG vaccination program. Blue: The country used to recommend BCG vaccination for everyone, but now does not. Red: The country never had a universal vaccination program.By Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Apr 20 2020 (IPS) Numerous studies in many parts of the world have linked the BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination, widely used in the developing world with fewer Coronavirus cases. T...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Restrictive healthcare policies associated with delayed TB diagnosis and treatment
(BMC (BioMed Central)) The introduction of policies that restrict healthcare access for visitors and migrants not entitled to free NHS care may be associated with delays in diagnosis and treatment for patients with tuberculosis (TB) who were not born in the UK, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Delays in diagnosis and treatment of an infectious disease like TB may increase morbidity and mortality for infected individuals, as well as transmission in the community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Statement of Africa CDC on Potential Clinical Trial of a Tuberculosis Vaccine Protective Against COVID-19
[Africa CDC] The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) strongly condemns the very disgusting comments made by Professors Jean-Paul Mira and Camille Locht on French Television on using Africans for testing a tuberculosis vaccine in clinical trials to see if it is protective against COVID-19. These racist and condescending comments must be condemned by all decent human beings. Indeed, COVID-19 is a global humanitarian crisis that requires global actions and global solidarity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tuberculosis vaccine could be a weapon against coronavirus
Researchers in at least four countries are testing whether the century-old vaccine for tuberculosis can lessen the severity of some COVID-19 cases. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian study tests tuberculosis vaccine against coronavirus
A century-old vaccine used to treat tuberculosis, known as the BCG vaccine, is showing promise in treating coronavirus symptoms. In CBS News' latest installment of "Racing to a Cure," researchers say it might also lessen the severity of coronavirus by boosting the body's ability to fight off the infection before it gets worse. Debora Patta reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus could erode global fight against other diseases
As the world focuses on the pandemic, experts fear losing ground in the long fight against other infectious diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis and cholera that kill millions every year. Also at risk are decades-long efforts that allowed the World Health Organization to set target dates for eradicating malaria, polio and other illnesses. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tuberculosis -- United States, 2019 Tuberculosis -- United States, 2019
While tuberculosis incidence in the United States has steadily declined since 1993, the latest figures indicate that the pace of decline has slowed in recent years.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Substantial Risk of TB in Populations With Latent Infection Substantial Risk of TB in Populations With Latent Infection
Individuals with a positive tuberculosis test have a substantial risk of developing tuberculosis, especially if they belong to high-risk groups, researchers in Canada report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 shouldn't overshadow ongoing fight against TB, Inuit leaders say
COVID-19 may delay plans to eliminate tuberculosis in Inuit homelands by 2030. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

BCG Against Coronavirus: Less Hype And More Evidence, Please
BCG, a century-old vaccine for tuberculosis, is in the news, raising hopes for the COVID-19 pandemic. But existing ecological studies have serious limitations. Randomized trials are urgently needed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Madhukar Pai, Contributor Source Type: news

Bacille Calmette-Gu érin (BCG) Vaccination and COVID-19
This report describes why, in the absence of evidence, the World Health Organization (WHO) does not recommend Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination for the prevention of COVID-19. WHO continues to recommend neonatal BCG vaccination in countries or settings with a high incidence of tuberculosis. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Fight: A 100-Year-Old Tuberculosis Vaccine Could Help Combat COVID-19
(CNN) — As researchers scramble to find new drugs and vaccines for the coronavirus, a vaccine that is more than a century old has piqued researchers’ interests. The Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine — which was first developed to fight off tuberculosis — is being studied in clinical trials around the world as a way to fight the novel coronavirus. Tuberculosis and COVID-19 infection are two very different diseases — TB is caused by a type of bacteria while COVID-19 is caused by a virus, for starters. But the BCG vaccine might help people build immune responses to things other than TB, causing &l...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local CNN Coronavirus Health News Massachusetts General Hospital Source Type: news

Studies using TB vaccine against COVID-19 underway, but shot months away
Researchers this week began experimenting with use of a tuberculosis vaccine in the fight against COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, but a viable shot is still likely months away. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a 100-year-old vaccine for tuberculosis could help fight the novel coronavirus
As researchers scramble to find new drugs and vaccines for Covid-19, a vaccine that is more than a century old has piqued researchers' interests. The Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine -- which was first developed to fight off tuberculosis -- is being studied in clinical trials around the world as a way to fight the novel coronavirus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: COVID-19 - Doctors Released From Isolation in Limpopo TB Hospital
[GroundUp] Two doctors, who tested positive for Covid-19 and were forced by the Limpopo government to spend their isolation period in a Limpopo multi-drug resistant tuberculosis hospital, have been released. They will now self-isolate at home, which is legal under the national disaster regulations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Few Doctors, Fewer Ventilators: African Countries Fear They Are Defenseless Against Inevitable Spread of Coronavirus
Zororo Makamba wasn’t supposed to die of the novel coronavirus. Not just because of his age, which at 30 placed him well out of the at-risk category for COVID-19 complications, but because of who he was. A well-known, pro-government media personality in Zimbabwe, and the son of a prominent business mogul, Makamba had the wealth and the connections that should have guaranteed him the best care possible. Instead, on March 23, Zimbabwe’s first confirmed case of the coronavirus died alone in a quarantined hospital, three days after his diagnosis. Hospital staff, lacking protective equipment, were afraid to come nea...
Source: TIME: Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker / Cape Town Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic
This article includes reporting by Ivet González in Havana, Mario Osava in Rio de Janeiro, and Orlando Milesi in Santiago. The post Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Poverty World Health Organ Source Type: news

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A microbiologist in Germany believes that the use of an updated version of a 100-year-old Tuberculosis vaccine may work as an intermediate treatment for Covid-19. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can an Old Vaccine Stop the New Coronavirus?
A tuberculosis vaccine invented a century ago is cheap and safe, and seems to bolster the body ’s immune system. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Infant Mortality Immune System Tuberculosis Clinical Trials Third World and Developing Countries Source Type: news

BCG vaccination policies make a ten times difference in Covid-19 incidence, mortality: New study
BCG, or Bacillus Calmette-Gu érin, is a vaccine for tuberculosis and is administered at birth in countries that have historically suffered from the disease, such as India. Many rich nations, such as the US, Italy and Holland, have never had a universal BCG vaccination policy. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Explainer: How an old tuberculosis vaccine might help fight the new coronavirus
There is no vaccine against the novel coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, that is spreading rapidly around the world. But scientists in several countries are testing a century-old tuberculosis (TB) vaccine to see if it might boost the immune system to reduce respiratory symptoms in people who get new coronavirus infections. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring report in Europe 2020
This report provides an overview of the latest tuberculosis (TB) epidemiological situation in Europe. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: It's Time to End TB, and Curbing Tobacco Use Is One of the Major First Steps
[Daily Maverick] Covid-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. In South Africa, multiple cases and several deaths have been confirmed. While the fight to contain the pandemic continues, a major area of concern is the additional vulnerability of those with TB and HIV to Covid-19, particularly those who are not on treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt to Convert Tuberculosis Testing Machines to COVID-19 - Minister
[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government said it had concluded arrangements to convert tuberculosis' diagnostic machines in the country coronavirus' detection machines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Lab Testing Goes National
[The Herald] Government is working on utilising tuberculosis and HIV testing machines to run Covid-19 tests. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Need for Empathy in the Time of Coronavirus
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 1 2020 (IPS) The experience and interpretation of the Coronavirus pandemic oscillates between the personal and the general spheres. The official discourse and measures taken by authorities have a direct impact on our lives, change our daily existence and foster worries for the future. A dark cloud of uncertainty hovers above us. What do decision makers know? What can they do? What can we do? Many of us are secluded in our own homes, others in wards or hospitals, or even alone and far away from the ones they love: All you who sleep tonight Far from the ones you love, No hands to left or ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria: TB Test Repurposed for COVID-19, and the Reason Behind the #LockdownCOVID19
[Daily Trust] Nigeria is looking to convert more than 300 GeneXpert machines used to tuberculosis diagnosis for use in coronavirus testing in three weeks at most, health minister Osagie Ehanire said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Blocking the iron transport could stop tuberculosis
(University of Zurich) The bacteria that cause tuberculosis need iron to survive. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now solved the first detailed structure of the transport protein responsible for the iron supply. When the iron transport into the bacteria is inhibited, the pathogen can no longer grow. This opens novel ways to develop targeted tuberculosis drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 1, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A Vaccine From The 1920s Is Now Being Tested For Use Against The Coronavirus Pandemic
Researchers in a handful of countries are testing a century-old tuberculosis vaccine to see if it can give a boost to the immune system to help it fight off the novel coronavirus now causing the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Eric Mack, Contributor Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Pretomanid for Drug-Resistant TB EMA Panel Backs Pretomanid for Drug-Resistant TB
Pretomanid FGK, in combination with bedaquiline and linezolid, is for adults with extensively drug-resistant, treatment-intolerant, or nonresponsive multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AI-based CAD accurately detects tuberculosis on chest x-rays
A computer-aided detection (CAD) software application developed with deep-learning...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JLK expands access to AI-based TB screening tool AI may help improve sensitivity of ED chest x-ray reads Are studies on AI for tuberculosis really valid? SIIM: AI can detect, classify TB on chest x-rays AI outperforms physicians for interpreting chest x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Africa: Neglected Diseases Kill More People Than COVID-19 - It's Time to Address Them
[IPS] Abuja -As COVID-19 surges globally and leaves fear and panic in its wake, global efforts are underway to find a cure. Yet, the same level of response is lacking for several other infectious diseases that kill millions annually. These kinds of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a broad group of communicable diseases which affect more than two billion people and cost developing economies billions of dollars every year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Neglected Diseases Kill More People than COVID-19 – It’s Time to Address Them
Credit: UNBy Ifeanyi Nsofor and Adaeze OrehABUJA, Mar 30 2020 (IPS) As COVID-19 surges globally and leaves fear and panic in its wake, global efforts are underway to find a cure. Yet, the same level of response is lacking for several other infectious diseases that kill millions annually. These kinds of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a broad group of communicable diseases which affect more than two billion people and cost developing economies billions of dollars every year. Lassa Fever is an example and is endemic in Nigeria and other West African countries such as Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor and Adaeze Oreh Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Source Type: news

'It ’s a razor’s edge we’re walking': inside the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine
Around the world, more than 40 teams are working on a vaccine for Covid-19. We followed one doctor in the most urgent quest of his life. By Samanth SubramanianCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOf the dozens of places where a coronavirus vaccine might be born, one is DIOSynVax, a small company started by a Canadian pathologist named Jonathan Heeney. In ordinary times, I ’d have visited Heeney in his office, in a stately red-brick building in Cambridge. I’d have met his team and his Aria III cytometer, which looks like as if might brew a strong, space-age espresso but which, in fac...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Samanth Subramanian Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Health Source Type: news

Africa: Japan Secures $476 Million Contribution to the Global Fund
[Global Fund] The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomes the Japanese Diet's passage of the fiscal 2019 supplementary budget and the fiscal 2020 budget, which includes Japan's contribution of US$476.4 million to the Global Fund in 2020. This is its largest annual contribution to the Global Fund, signaling Japan's strong leadership in global health, at a time when the world is fighting COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: What You Should Know About TB in Relation to Covid-19
[Daily News] AS the world comes together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to ensure that essential services and operations for dealing with long-standing health problems continue to protect the lives of people with TB and other diseases or health conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Council Hails Bmh for Surpassing TB Targets
[Daily News] CITY Council of Dodoma (CCD) has commended the Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) for surpassing its target to reach 60 TB patients in 2019 set by the City authorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kagera Overwhelmed By Rising TB Infections
[Daily News] KAGERA Region is overwhelmed by high cases of tuberculosis with limited capacity and resources for treatment and care and the situation is made worse by ignorance among the victims who report late to health centres for treatment and care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tuberculosis Preventive Treatment Scale-Up Among Antiretroviral Therapy Patients - 16 Countries Supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, 2017-2019
Tuberculosis preventive treatment (TPT) decreases morbidity and mortality among persons living with human immunodeficiency virus infection but remains underutilized. The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has committed to providing TPT to all eligible persons receiving antiretroviral therapy by 2021. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 26, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report TB and HIV Coinfection Tuberculosis (TB) Source Type: news

You ’ve Tested Positive for COVID-19. Who Has a Right to Know?
A novel social ritual is emerging along with the novel coronavirus: sharing the news that one has COVID-19. Actor Tom Hanks did it on Twitter with folksy fatalism and a promise that he and his wife, actor Rita Wilson, who also tested positive, would follow the advice of medical professionals. Actor Daniel Dae Kim did it in a lengthy straight-to-camera video, which included admonishments against Asian-American racism that has spread along with the virus. Non-celebrities have shared stories through interviews and social media, including oxygen-tank selfies. As the number of confirmed cases mounts, along with the likelihood ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

You ’ve Tested Positive for COVID-19. Who Has a Right to Know?
A novel social ritual is emerging along with the novel coronavirus: sharing the news that one has COVID-19. Actor Tom Hanks did it on Twitter with folksy fatalism and a promise that he and his wife, actor Rita Wilson, who also tested positive, would follow the advice of medical professionals. Actor Daniel Dae Kim did it in a lengthy straight-to-camera video, which included admonishments against Asian-American racism that has spread along with the virus. Non-celebrities have shared stories through interviews and social media, including oxygen-tank selfies. As the number of confirmed cases mounts, along with the likelihood ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Tuberculosis vaccine could be used to prevent the spread of coronavirus
The Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is used to fend off tuberculosis (TB) but it has long been known to have other health benefits and is now being trialled in Australia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO consolidated guidelines on tuberculosis: module 1: prevention: tuberculosis preventive treatment
These recommendations are the first to be released under the WHO consolidated TB guidelines; each module will be complemented by a matching operational handbook, providing practical advice on how to put recommendations in action to help achieve national and global impact. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 58 Million Persons Saved From Tuberculosis in 20 Years, Says Stop TB Group
[This Day] Abuja -A tuberculosis eradication campaign organisation, Stop TB Partnership Nigeria has said that global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 58 million lives since the year 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 42 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Statement From USAID Administrator Mark Green On World Tuberculosis Day
[USAID] Every March 24, the international community recognizes World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. This year, it comes at a time when communities across the globe are also working to control another devastating respiratory pandemic, COVID-19. While we can still reflect on the progress made in fighting TB, today serves as a worldwide call to acknowledge the tremendous global impact of contagious infectious diseases, and the need for accelerated action to address them and safeguard global health everywhere. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Could imaging AI research be endangering patients?
Many research studies claim that artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New framework could support ethical data sharing for AI AI needs robust clinical evaluation in healthcare Are studies on AI for tuberculosis really valid? Top 4 priorities for AI research in medical imaging GTC: Topol sees AI fostering empathy in healthcare (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news