Latest Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis Stories
Tuberculosis drug shows promise against latent bacteria WASHINGTON, Sept.
Aggressive treatment involving a combination of drugs may be the cure for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, researchers report.
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.
Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, or XDR-TB, can be commuted in an individualized outpatient therapy program, researchers in Peru said.
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.
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.
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).
By Kounteya Sinha NEW DELHI: Diagnosing multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) will now take just two days' time.
By FRANK JORDANS By Frank Jordans The Associated Press GENEVA A new test to quickly diagnose drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis will be rolled out in four African countries this year, the World Health Organization said Monday.
By Steve Sternberg Rapid DNA tests that can save thousands of lives by cutting delays in diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis from two months to two days will be rolled out in 16 countries fighting twin epidemics of HIV and TB, health officials said Monday.
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