Latest Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis Stories

2008-07-02 00:00:06

By Kounteya Sinha NEW DELHI: Diagnosing multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) will now take just two days' time.

2008-07-01 09:00:04

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.

2008-07-01 06:00:04

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.

2008-06-24 12:03:10

The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) and the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD) announced today a five-year research collaboration designed to yield new medicines for TB, including drug-resistant TB.

2008-06-17 03:00:10

By Chang, Kwok C Leung, Chi C; Yew, Wing W; Lau, Tat Y; Tam, Cheuk M Rationale: Relatively little is known about the hepatotoxicity of pyrazinamide.

2008-06-17 03:00:10

By Cohen, Ted Colijn, Caroline; Wright, Abigail; Zignol, Matteo; Pym, Alexander; Murray, Megan The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease/ World Health Organization Global Project on Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Surveillance recently released the fourth global survey, which documents the highest burden of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) yet reported.

2008-02-27 10:18:47

Officials at the World Health Organization issued a report on Tuesday claiming that their survey of over 90,000 TB patients in 81 countries revealed that the drug-resistant form of tuberculosis is spreading faster than expected. The WHO said that the rate of infection is currently over 20 percent in some countries.

2007-05-30 12:00:12

By Brian Knowlton Public health officials on Tuesday urged the passengers and crew of two recent trans-Atlantic flights to get checked for tuberculosis, after learning that a man with an exceptionally drug- resistant form of the disease had flown on the planes.

2006-08-08 12:24:15

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2006-05-19 14:25:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Leaders of the G8 group of rich countries should take the lead and fill a funding gap in the global battle against tuberculosis, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Friday.

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