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2009-01-23 14:36:31

A four-month treatment with the drug rifampin is better tolerated for tuberculosis than the nine-month treatment of isoniazid, Canadian researchers said. Dr.

2008-12-11 16:12:00

Levels of drug-resistant tuberculosis in China are nearly twice the global average, researchers said. Research published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases, said almost 10 percent of Chinese TB cases are resistant to the most effective first-line drugs. Susan van den Hof of the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation in The Netherlands said China has joined the global project on anti-tuberculosis drug resistance surveillance, and investigated drug resistance in 10 provinces from 1996 to 2004. China...

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2008-11-06 14:07:24

New research on drug-resistant tuberculosis found that the hard-to-treat disease results in death for half of patients who get it.

2008-09-15 09:00:11

Tuberculosis drug shows promise against latent bacteria WASHINGTON, Sept.

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2008-08-25 10:55:00

Aggressive treatment involving a combination of drugs may be the cure for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, researchers report.

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2008-08-14 10:35:00

In the first statewide study of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) in the United States, California officials have identified 18 cases of the dangerous and difficult-to-treat disease between 1993 and 2006, and 77 cases that were one step away from XDR TB.

2008-08-06 18:00:38

Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, or XDR-TB, can be commuted in an individualized outpatient therapy program, researchers in Peru said.

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.

2008-07-04 03:00:06

By Schofield, Cynthia B Smallpox, diphtheria, typhoid fever, polio, cholera, and tuberculosis (TB) are among the diseases that struck fear into citizens of 18th- and 19th-century America.

2008-07-02 06:00:14

By DeRiemer, Kathryn De Jong, Bouke C The estimated 9.2 million new cases of tuberculosis (TB) and 1.7 million annual deaths from TB during 2006 are a bleak reminder that new, creative strategies are needed to prevent and controlTB worldwide (1).


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