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2012-03-20 11:24:28

Field-wide effort builds consensus for path forward 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. Published today in a special issue of the journal, Tuberculosis, the strategic blueprint for the TB vaccine field represents consensus reached by the TB vaccine community. “The TB Vaccine Blueprint...

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. Who: Co-hosts include the Global Health Council, American Thoracic Society, Stop TB Partnership and...

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 Fred...

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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. The WHO's latest Global Tuberculosis Control report also doubled its estimate of the number of HIV-infected who catch and are killed from tuberculosis.  The U.N. agency warned that particularly deadly strains of TB continue to spread throughout all regions of the world. Since tuberculosis bacteria thrive...

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. "In 2008, we saw an increase in the number of cases of tuberculosis and we are seeing more cases resistant to medication, which makes the disease more difficult and costly to treat," said Secretary...

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. African leaders and the United Nations health body declared a tuberculosis emergency last year and the WHO has since launched a $56 billion global plan to halve TB prevalence and death rates and save 14 million lives by 2015. "There is concern that African leaders are still...

2006-01-27 09:10:00

By Ben Hirschler DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - 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. Tuberculosis has reached alarming proportions in Africa and other poor countries, where co-infection with HIV/AIDS makes a deadly combination. "This is a very tough disease. It is going to take all of us -- private sector, the pharmaceutical companies,...

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. Tuberculosis has reached alarming proportions in Africa and other poor countries, where co-infection with HIV/AIDS makes a deadly combination. "This is a very tough disease. It is going to take all of us -- private sector, the pharmaceutical...

2006-01-27 06:55:00

By Ben Hirschler DAVOS, Switzerland -- 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. Tuberculosis has reached alarming proportions in Africa and other poor countries, where co-infection with HIV/AIDS makes a deadly combination. "This is a very tough disease. It is going to take all of us -- private sector, the pharmaceutical companies, philanthropy...

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. The announcement comes on the eve of Brown's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he will join Microsoft founder Bill Gates to launch the fund. The fund plans to spend $5.5 billion a year on fighting TB globally, Britain's...