Latest Tuberculosis diagnosis Stories
Current UK procedures to screen new immigrants for tuberculosis (TB) fail to detect more than 70 per cent of cases of latent infection.
VENLO, Netherlands and MELBOURNE, Australia, April 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- QIAGEN N.V.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fell short of its goal of eradicating tuberculosis (TB) by the year 2010, despite the number of reported cases being at an all-time low.
Scientists have discovered a protein secreted by tuberculosis (TB) bacteria that could be a promising new vaccine candidate.
Identifying tuberculosis patients in Africa using passive methods is leaving many cases undiagnosed, according to researchers from the Netherlands, Kenya and the United States, who studied case detection methods in HIV-prone western Kenya. Tuberculosis (TB) occurs commonly in men and women with HIV, but in these patients TB can be more difficult to detect.
The current UK screening scheme for TB, which targets newly arrived immigrants from countries where tuberculosis is endemic, doesn't work and should be scrapped, say leading specialist doctors in this month's Thorax.
VALENCIA, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the United States (U.S.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new and important guidelines on the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections, the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB).
New finding may change the direction of vaccine research.
HIV-infected patients who are falsely diagnosed as having tuberculosis (TB) have higher rates of mortality than those who are correctly diagnosed with the disease.
VALENCIA, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- New data from a meta-analysis of existing literature published today in CHEST, the official journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, demonstrate that Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) are superior to the previous standard in diagnostics, the 100+-year-old tuberculin skin test (TST), for detecting confirmed active Tuberculosis (TB) disease.