Nigeria: Health Minister, Experts Decry Rising Cases of Tuberculosis
[Guardian] Abuja -Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, as well as local and international medical experts have expressed concern over rising cases of Tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria, especially among the country's productive workforce. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: World TB Day - Experts Want More Funding to Fight Disease in Nigeria
[Premium Times] Tuberculosis (TB) experts have urged government at all levels to significantly increase domestic funding of the fight against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World TB Day - Experts Want More Funding to Fight Disease
[Premium Times] Tuberculosis (TB) experts have urged government at all levels to significantly increase domestic funding of the fight against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why I chose global health
The words of YSPH Professor Luke Davis ’s high school teacher still resonate with him as he continues to take on new challenges in diagnosing tuberculosis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Zambia: Govt Launches TB Preventive Therapy Guidelines During the World TB Day Commemoration
[WHO] The Ministry of Health launched the guidelines for Management of Latent Tuberculosis (TB) Infection during the 2019 World TB Day commemoration to strengthen the treatment of the disease at primary care level. The guidelines are meant to contribute to further reduction of TB cases in the country and support efforts towards its elimination. Although TB is preventable and curable, it has continued to be a major cause of ill-health and death in the country. The disease is also the commonest opportunistic infec (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: TB Control Day Observed At Regional Level
[Shabait] Mendefera -TB Control Day was observed at Southern region level in Segeneity on 21 March. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Tuberculosis - Older Than Time, Tougher Than Nails
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The results of decades of inaction on TB are that doctors are stuck with an antiquated treatment regimen that is both challenging to administer and monitor (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Concern As 70 People Die Daily From TB
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -At least 70 people die every day from Tuberculosis (TB) in Tanzania, according to the Health Minister Ms Ummy Mwalimu. The number is an average of three people per hour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: The Clock Is Ticking for Dr-TB Patients. How Long Will They Wait for a Kinder Cure?
[Bhekisisa] For years, catching this drug-resistant bacteria meant painful treatment that risked your hearing and mental health. Now, that could be changing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis Spreading, Becoming Untreatable in Nigeria, Experts Warn
[Guardian] Medical experts have warned of the spread of the untreatable variant of tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Survey - 20 Percent of Tuberculosis Patients Don't Go to Hospital
[New Times] The Ministry of Health has urged Rwandans to undertake screening for tuberculosis at the earliest opportunity, in order to get early treatment and reduce chances of acquiring preventable deaths associated with the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: World TB Day - Use Your Money to Provide Adequate Care, WHO Urges African Leaders
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged Africa governments to use domestic resources to fund core Tuberculosis (TB) control services in their countries (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Aspirin to fight an expensive global killer infection
(Centenary Institute) Tuberculosis is far from eradicated around the world and still infects more than 1,400 people per year in Australia. Antibiotic resistant tuberculosis is particularly deadly and expensive to treat, costing up to $250,000 to treat a single case in Australia. Scientists at the Centenary Institute have been working on new ways to treat tuberculosis by increasing the effectiveness of the immune system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TB cases in England hit lowest ever levels
But the most deprived people have a TB rate seven times higher than least deprived Related items fromOnMedica Multidrug-resistant TB spreads less easily than ‘normal’ TB TB could be cured by four months ’ treatment in many patients Range of new and costly drugs added to WHO ‘essentials’ list TB cases still on the rise across most of the UK Tuberculosis cases continue to fall (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tuberculosis cases in England hit lowest ever levels
New cases of tuberculosis (TB) in England have fallen to the lowest levels since records began in 1960. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A Painless Microneedle Patch For Diagnosing Tuberculosis
We won't be able to effectively combat tuberculosis, which kills at least 1.3 million people a year, without improving diagnosis. One promising diagnostic tool is a painless microneedle patch being developed by Thai researchers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Ro, Contributor Source Type: news

It ’s ‘time to #EndTB’, says UN on World Tuberculosis Day
Tuberculosis, or TB, is not only the world's top infectious killer, it is also the leading cause of deaths among people with HIV and a major cause of antimicrobial resistance-related deaths, the United Nations health agency said on Sunday, World Tuberculosis Day.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tuberculosis rates in England are the lowest EVER
A total of 4,672 cases of tuberculosis were diagnosed in England in 2018, according to data released today by Public Health England. The figure is almost half as many as in 2011. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bruker Announces Improved Assay for Tuberculosis Diagnostics in Novel Liquid Array(TM) Format for Improved Multiplexing
Expanded FluoroType™ MTBDR 2.0 Liquid Array molecular assay with CE-IVD mark provides highly differentiated tuberculosis (TB) detection and antibiotic resistance testing Novel FluoroCycler™ XT PCR system with CE-IVD mark enables new Liquid Array format ... Diagnostics, Product Launch Bruker, Bruker-Hain Diagnostics, tuberculosis, FluoroType, FluoroCycler (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Plea to retain TB nurse expertise as diagnoses hit record low
The skills of specialist tuberculosis nurses must not be cast aside as headway is made on eradicating the disease in England, a leader in the field has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Global Fund Avails U.S.$14 Million to Fight Aids
[The Herald] Eight neighbouring countries, known as Elimination 8, from Southern Africa yesterday signed a US$14,2 million grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria meant to sustain efforts towards eliminating malaria in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt to Pay U.S.$6 Million Global Fund Contribution
[The Herald] GOVERNMENT says it will urgently release its US$6 million contribution to the Global Fund to ensure that it does not lose US$400 million for medicine and other health programmes for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Anti-TB drugs can increase risk of TB re-infection
(McGill University) Current treatments for tuberculosis (TB) are very effective in controlling TB infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). They don't, however, always prevent reinfection. Why this happens is one of the long-standing questions in TB research. A team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University may have found the answer... in the gut. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PLOS Special Collection launch: Shaping novel TB treatments
(PLOS) To commemorate World TB Day, a Special Collection has been released by PLOS Medicine containing a series of articles that articulate the essential new steps in clinical research that will pave the way for the development of tomorrow's optimal treatment for all forms of tuberculosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: TB Doesn't Only Attack the Lungs - - Other Organs Are Also Vulnerable
[The Conversation Africa] The world marks World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 every year. Most people assume that TB only affects the lungs - but the disease can also attack other organs. The Conversation Africa's Ina Skosana spoke to Professor Nazir Ismail to find out more. Professor Ismail works and conducts his research in South Africa, one of the world's TB hot spots. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Drug-Resistant TB - a New Study Offers New Hope
[The Conversation Africa] Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death in the world from a single infectious disease, causing more deaths than HIV/AIDS. In 2017, 10 million people developed TB disease globally and an estimated 1.6 million died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Major Battles Have Been Won Against TB. but the War Isn't Over
[The Conversation Africa] The suffering and massive loss of life caused by Tuberculosis (TB) are proof that humanity hasn't prioritised the development of tools to eliminate a disease dating back 9 000 years. Two stark facts highlight this: most of the antibiotics used to treat TB were developed decades ago. And, until very recently, some diagnostic approaches being used were a century old. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Unveils New Measures for TB Eradication
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued new guidelines to improve the treatment of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis - Aisha Buhari Urges Nigerians to Go for Test
[Premium Times] The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, has urged Nigerians to present themselves for Tuberculosis test, reminding them that the disease is curable and treatable if diagnosed early. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Shaving 10 Months Off Treatment Not Inferior Against Rifampin-Resistant TB Shaving 10 Months Off Treatment Not Inferior Against Rifampin-Resistant TB
A new study in patients with rifampin-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is providing the first strong evidence that the Bangladesh protocol for treating multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB, which is used for 9 to 11 months, is not inferior to the standard regimen recommended by the World Health Organization, which requires treatment for 20 months.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Lancet: Experts set out targets to eliminate tuberculosis within a generation
(The Lancet) A world free of tuberculosis (TB) is possible by 2045 if increased political will and financial resources are directed towards priority areas including providing evidence-based interventions to everyone, especially to high risk groups, and increasing research to develop new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent TB. Funding this response will require substantial investments, and accountability mechanisms will be necessary to ensure that promises are kept and targets are reached. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: TB Infections Hit 90,000 a Year, Overtake HIV Rates
[Monitor] Kampala -A new national survey shows that 89,000 Ugandans get infected with tuberculosis (TB) every year, surpassing the 50,000 who contract HIV annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Every hour 30 people are diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in the European Region
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) New ECDC/WHO Tuberculosis surveillance data for Europe show that despite an overall decline in numbers of people suffering from TB, the disease remains a major public health challenge in the Region. Of the 275,000 new diagnoses and relapses, an estimated 77,000 people suffer from difficult-to-treat multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). The European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries fare better, with only 1,041 people reported to have MDR-TB. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Amakhosi to Help Fight TB Infections
[SAnews.gov.za] Government's efforts to halt the spread of Tuberculosis will receive a major shot in the arm in the form of support by Amakhosi, TB Ambassadors and Community Health Workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Decline in TB Rates to Persist As Foreign Investors Trigger 575% Oversubscription
[Vanguard] The steady decline in interest rates on treasury bills, TBs, offer in the primary market since last month is expected to continue this week when the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, roll over N48.6 billion worth of maturing bills. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TGen and ABL pursue global rollout of advanced TB test
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) In an important step toward eradicating tuberculosis (TB), the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, has signed a licensing agreement with an international biomedical firm, Advanced Biological Laboratories (ABL), to market and distribute TGen's patented Next Generation Sequencing based TB test technology. Current tests can take 6-9 weeks to complete. The DeepChek ® -TB test can be completed in just 2-3 days, and can identify drug-resistant TB among mixed infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tuberculosis – making sure you don ’ t have latent TB
World Tuberculosis Day, on Sunday 24 March, is a time when we remember that tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s leading cause of death from an infectious disease. It kills more people than HIV and malaria combined. But TB is not just a problem in the developing world and the UK has some of the highest rates in Western Europe. Most people who breathe in TB bacteria do not immediately become unwell, but have strong enough immune systems to clear the bacteria or otherwise hold it in a ‘sleeping’ state known as latent TB. In fact, a quarter of the world’s population has latent TB, with a 10% chance of it &...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Undetected Cases of TB Aiding Transmission, Says NTBLCP
[Guardian] Abuja, Lagos and Ibadan -The tuberculosis cases that are still undetected are constituting a pool for continuous transmission of the disease in Nigeria, the National Tuberculosis, Burulli Ulcer and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) Department has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: 'Exciting' News in Fight Against Drug-Resistant TB
[allAfrica] Cape Town -In an important step in the fight against strains of tuberculosis which resist conventional treatments, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to review urgently a new drug for approval. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis Kills 18 People in Nigeria Every Hour
[This Day] Abuja -The United States Centre for Disease Control (US-CDC) has declared that no fewer than 18 people die in Nigeria every hour as a result of Tuberculosis, thereby ranking Nigeria the first in Africa and the sixth globally with nine per cent rate, after India and Indonesia, which are at 26 and 11 per cent rate, respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: About 18 Die of Tuberculosis Every Hour - Expert
[Premium Times] At least 18 Nigerians die from Tuberculosis (TB) every hour, a TB expert, Lovett Lawson, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Are 18 Nigerians Dying of Tuberculosis Every Hour?
[Premium Times] At least 18 Nigerians die from Tuberculosis (TB) every hour, a TB expert, Lovett Lawson, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Shorter TB Drug Regimen Discovered
[263Chat] International researchers have announced the discovery of a new and shorter drug regimen that prevents tuberculosis illness among people living with HIV and Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

One-Month Regimen Noninferior for Preventing HIV-Related TB
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- For HIV-infected patients, a one-month regimen of rifapentine and isoniazid is noninferior to nine months of isoniazid alone for preventing tuberculosis, according to a study published in the March 14 issue of the New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nine-month treatment regimen for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is as effective as 20-months
A nine to 11-month treatment regimen is as effective in treating multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) as the 20 to 24-month regimen recommended in 2011 WHO guidelines, according to new research conducted by a team of researchers, including MRC scientists. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - March 14, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Short Regimen Noninferior for Rifampin - Resistant Tuberculosis
Short regimen of nine to 11 months noninferior to 20 - month regimen following WHO guidelines (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 14, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

New Paradigm for Tuberculosis Prevention?
(MedPage Today) -- New regimens shorten treatment time in HIV+ patients and those with MDR-TB (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Short Regimen Noninferior for Rifampin-Resistant Tuberculosis
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- A short regimen is noninferior to a long regimen for patients with rifampin-resistant tuberculosis that is susceptible to fluoroquinolones and aminoglycosides, according to a study published online March 13 in the New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug-delivering device streamlines tuberculosis treatment in pigs
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Scientists have created a retrievable, wire-like device that safely resides in the stomach and releases large dosages of drugs over several weeks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Reducing the burden of tuberculosis treatment
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A research team led by MIT has developed a device that can lodge in the stomach and deliver antibiotics to treat tuberculosis, which they hope will make it easier to cure more patients and reduce health care costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news