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India meets target to reduce tuberculosis burden

India has met the 2015 target to reduce the incidence, prevalence, and mortality rate of tuberculosis (TB), but the country still accounts for 23% of the world’s TB cases, a report from the World Health Organization has found.  
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over 4 years ago
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'More money needed' to beat TB, health agencies warn - BBC News

More investment is needed to beat tuberculosis (TB), which has become one of the most deadly infectious diseases in the world, a coalition of health agencies warn.  
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over 4 years ago
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Travel-Related Illness in a Pediatric Emergency Room

It is not always an exotic diagnosis such as dengue or tuberculosis, which may lead to hospitalization of a child returning from international travel.  
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over 4 years ago
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Tuberculosis Contact Investigations — United States, 2003–2012

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Often called 'the Voice of CDC,' the MMWR series is the agency's primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations. MMWR readership predominately consists of physicians, nurses, public health practitioners, epidemiologists and other scientists, researchers, educators, and laboratorians.  
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over 4 years ago
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Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Three Zoo Elephants and a Human Contact — Oregon, 2013

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Often called 'the Voice of CDC,' the MMWR series is the agency's primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations. MMWR readership predominately consists of physicians, nurses, public health practitioners, epidemiologists and other scientists, researchers, educators, and laboratorians.  
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over 4 years ago
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Tuberculosis—diagnosis, management, prevention, and control: summary of updated NICE guidance

Undertake tuberculosis (TB) testing in close contacts of people with pulmonary or laryngeal TB, people who are immunocompromised and at high risk of TB, and new entrants from high incidence countries who present to healthcare services  
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over 4 years ago
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Tuberculosis Contact Investigations -- US, 2003-2012

Enhancing contact investigation activities is essential to achieve the goal of TB elimination. Are contact investigations in the United States achieving their full potential?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Can smoking cessation interventions among adults with pulmonary tuberculosis improve their tuberculosis treatment outcomes? | Cochrane

Do treatments to help people with tuberculosis (TB) of the lungs to stop smoking also improve how they respond to treatment for their TB?  
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over 4 years ago
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Private tuberculosis testing is cheaper in India

A report in Lancet Global Health has criticised the high cost and poor availability of the latest tuberculosis (TB) test in countries with a high burden of the disease, but praised an initiative in India for making WHO approved diagnostics available at concessional prices.1  
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Private tuberculosis testing is cheaper in India

A report in Lancet Global Health has criticised the high cost and poor availability of the latest tuberculosis (TB) test in countries with a high burden of the disease, but praised an initiative in India for making WHO approved diagnostics available at concessional prices.1  
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over 4 years ago
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TB Tests Often Inaccurate in HIV-Positive Pregnant Women

Tuberculosis (TB) tests may yield false negative results in pregnant HIV-positive women, according to U.S. and Indian researchers.  
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over 4 years ago
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Alabama pays town’s residents to undergo TB testing

The US state of Alabama, struggling to gain control of a tuberculosis epidemic around the small town of Marion, has discovered more than 100 infections after offering money to citizens to undergo testing and treatment.  
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over 4 years ago
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Alabama pays town’s residents to undergo TB testing

The US state of Alabama, struggling to gain control of a tuberculosis epidemic around the small town of Marion, has discovered more than 100 infections after offering money to citizens to undergo testing and treatment.  
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TB/HIV Mortality Alarmingly High in Eastern Europe

Patients in eastern Europe with HIV and tuberculosis coinfection have a risk of death more than three times higher than their counterparts in western Europe and Latin America, according to an international group of researchers.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Tuberculosis Caused by Mycobacterium africanum, United States, 2004-2013: Abstract and Introduction

Abstract and Introduction: This data study provides new details regarding the epidemiology and clinical presentation of Mycobacterium africanum infection.  
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over 4 years ago
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Building and Strengthening Infection Control Strategies to Prevent Tuberculosis — Nigeria, 2015 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
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over 4 years ago
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WHO calls on countries and partners to "Unite to End Tuberculosis"

For World TB Day, WHO is calling on countries and partners to unite to end tuberculosis.  
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over 4 years ago
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Leveling of Tuberculosis Incidence — United States, 2013–2015 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
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over 4 years ago
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Tuberculosis Among Temporary Visa Holders Working in the Tourism Industry — United States, 2012–2014 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
over 4 years ago