Latest Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Laboratorians have been on the front lines in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) ever since Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus in 1882.
As children acquire infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis from adults in their environment, the epidemiology of childhood tuberculosis (TB) follows that in adults.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to both isoniazid and rifampicin with or without resistance to other drugs is among the most worrisome elements of the pandemic of antibiotic resistance.
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