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Want to end TB? Diagnose and treat all forms of the disease - The Conversation US

Lauren Carruth does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. American ...and more »

WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients - World Health Organization

22 March 2017 | GENEVA - New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all ...and more »

Think Tuberculosis Is a Thing of the Past in Canada? Think Again -

Ryan Cooper is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta. Adam R. Houston is a Ph.D. student at the University of Ottawa working in the area of health law concerning communicable and noncommunicable disease. This ...and more »

PLOS Tuberculosis Channel – Meet the Editors - PLoS Blogs (blog)

Today, World TB Day, sees the launch of the PLOS Tuberculosis Channel. Channels are resources for communities: a single destination that features curated content selected from PLOS journals as well as the broader literature, supplemented by commentary ...and more »

Miles to go in the fight against tuberculosis - The Hindu

While the incidence and mortality of TB is reducing at a slow pace the world over, drug-resistant variants such as RR-TB, MDR-TB, XDR-TB are on the rise. Over 95% of tuberculosis (TB) deaths in 2015 occured in low-and middle-income countries - with ...and more »

My battle with TB: Saurabh Rane - The Hindu

India is the tuberculosis (TB) capital of the world, with more than 2.8 million cases. Thousands of Indians are being pushed into depression, poverty, suffering and debt every day due to this disease. Clearly, we seem to be losing the battle against ...and more »

Drug-resistant TB a concern - The Hindu

In connection with World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on Friday, a candlelight vigil was organised at India Gate, paying tribute to the nearly 5 lakh patients who succumbed to the disease last year. The tuberculosis epidemic affects 28 lakh Indians; another ...and more »

Decades of TB progress threatened by drug-resistant bacteria, warn experts - The Guardian

TB kills more people every year than any other infectious disease, including Aids. In 2015, the toll was estimated at 1.8 million people. Photograph: Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images. The rise of multi-drug resistant bacteria threatens to overturn ...and more »

TB diagnosis, treatment sub-optimal in prisons - The Hindu

Screening, diagnosis and treatment of people with tuberculosis is “sub-optimal” in Indian prisons, says a study published recently. Only 79 prisons (50%) screened new inmates at the time of entry, and 92 prisons (59%) carried out periodic or regular ...and more »

World TB Day: How Budget Cuts Threaten Progress In Tuberculosis Globally - Forbes

There's not been much good news in the world of tuberculosis, which has a devastating toll, especially in less wealthy countries. This year, for World TB Day, it's great to report bits of progress, especially from the EndTB partnership. EndTB members ...and more »