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This blog post by Cheri Vincent, chief of the Infectious Diseases Division at the U.S...The overlap of TB and HIV is a deadly combination with tragic consequences. TB is the leading killer of people with HIV, accounting for one in four HIV-related
HIV leads to TB A male patient travelled to Yangon from his home in Magway, in the country's west, where he worked as a farmer...Soon after he was diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). TB has long been the biggest killer of
Of these, 4.5 million are somatic patients and 1050 are TB patients, treated for more than one year. Now, three people undergo treatment in civil health care facilities...Poliakov confirmed that a large number of prisoners needs medical treatment. "
09 editor While the number of people detected with MDR-TB increased to 94,000 globally in 2012 (by more than 40%) this amounts to less than 20% of those actually estimated to have MDR-TB...Failure to test and treat all those with MDR-TB not only
23 editor Xolelwa Joni, a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) survivor spoke with Citizen News Service (CNS) at the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health. This is what she said: My name is Xolelwa Joni and I am 26 years old.
50 editor According to the World Health Organization's Global Tuberculosis Report 2013, India has the highest incidence of TB in the world, with 2.2 million new TB cases annually which amount to 18% of the global TB burden and 66% of that in South
30 editor While the number of people detected with MDR-TB increased to 94,000 globally in 2012 (by more than 40%) this amounts to less than 20% of those actually estimated to have MDR-TB...Failure to test and treat all those with MDR-TB not only
New research has shown that rapid GeneXpert tuberculosis (TB) test improves access to TB diagnosis and treatment, and may be ready for South African clinics...Introduced in South Africa in 2011, the GeneXpert can diagnose TB as well as some forms of
48 editor According to the recently released WHO Global TB Report 2013, 450,000 people fell ill with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and 170,000 died from the disease in 2012 alone. China, India and the Russian Federation have the highest burden of
October 2013 While the WHO Western Pacific Region remains on track to achieve Millennium Development Goal 6 concerning halting and reversing tuberculosis incidences by 2015, the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western Pacific has