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2012-03-20 11:24:28

Against a backdrop of growing concern about the impact of tuberculosis on children, top scientific experts today published a global plan of action for developing the vaccines that are seen as critical to eliminating the disease.

2010-03-23 11:59:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What: A Senate briefing, Bringing Established Methods to Scale: New Perspectives in the Changing World of TB, to discuss TB and drug-resistant TB, including multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively-drug resistant (XDR-TB), the impact on global health and the current state of surveillance, diagnosis and treatment around the world.

2009-08-03 19:43:41

The latest drug regimens, vaccines and diagnostic tools under development to combat tuberculosis could have a potentially large impact on the disease once they become available, according to research findings published in the Aug. 3 early edition online of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Using a mathematical model that examined TB in Southeast Asia, a region with a large proportion of TB cases worldwide, researchers in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute at...

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2009-03-24 15:24:53

A new report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that improved ventilation and extra sunshine may reduce the risk of tuberculosis (TB) in prisons and hospitals.

2009-03-23 09:39:00

March 24 Is World Tuberculosis Day HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Health Secretary Everette James today stressed the need to increase public awareness of tuberculosis, or TB, and the importance of efforts to control, and eventually eliminate, the infectious disease.

2006-03-22 08:30:00

GENEVA (Reuters) - Africa has reacted too slowly to tuberculosis, an infectious disease that kills thousands of people with HIV and AIDS on the continent every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

2006-01-27 09:10:00

Microsoft Corp's founder Bill Gates pledged $900 million to fight tuberculosis on Friday, kick-starting a $31 billion funding drive against a disease which kills one person every 15 seconds.

2006-01-27 06:53:23

By Ben Hirschler DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates pledged $900 million to fight tuberculosis on Friday, kick-starting a $31 billion funding drive against a disease which kills one person every 15 seconds.

2006-01-27 06:55:00

Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates pledged $900 million to fight tuberculosis on Friday, kick-starting a $31 billion funding drive against a disease which kills one person every 15 seconds.

2006-01-26 13:16:43

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will contribute 41.7 million pounds ($74.63 million) to tackle tuberculosis in India as part of a new multibillion-dollar fund to fight the disease, finance minister Gordon Brown told parliament on Thursday.


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