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2012-02-09 11:42:49

The management of tuberculosis cases in the European Union (EU) is not meeting international standards, according to new research. The research, published online ahead of print in the European Respiratory Journal, has identified key areas of priority for public action to combat the growing number of drug-resistant tuberculosis cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates a prevalence of 440,000 multidrug-resistant TB cases (MDR-TB) with 150,000 deaths and 50,000 extremely...

2008-07-22 09:00:00

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said Asian nations had failed to rein in the rapid growth of highly lethal, drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis ( TB) and warned that the disease could soon become a serious threat to the region as a whole. Only one percent of the estimated 150,000 people with multi- drug- resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in WHO's Western Pacific Region, which covers East Asia and the Pacific, are getting appropriate treatment, the Manila-based WHO regional...

2006-03-16 19:09:20

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization unveiled a new strategy on Friday to fight tuberculosis, an infectious disease that kills about 1.7 million people worldwide each year. The strategy, which aims to expand existing treatment programs, improve diagnosis and prevent co-infection with HIV/AIDS, underpins the WHO's $56 billion global plan launched in January to halve TB prevalence and death rates and save 14 million lives by 2015. "The new Stop TB Strategy injects new...

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...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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