Tuberculosis


  • NIAID Describes Research Priorities to Fight Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
    Tuberculosis (TB) has long been one of the world's great killers. Now, forms of drug-resistant TB -- multidrug (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) -- are occurring at an ominous and accelerating rate. To help in the fight against drug-resistant TB, the National ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • Researchers Pilot New Electronic System for Infectious Diseases
    Researchers at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, HarvardMedicalSchool, Atrius Health, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health have created and tested a set of computer programs that use electronic medical records to help clinicians detect contagious illness and ...More
    April 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Tuberculosis
    Patients with active tuberculosis are more likely to be vitamin D deficient than the rest of the population. New research, presented at the annual Society for Endocrinology meeting, shows that the majority of patients with tuberculosis (TB) have low levels of vitamin D, ...More
    April 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Infection Control in Alternate Settings
    Research shows that compliance to infection control (IC) precautions is internationally suboptimal and, according to European researchers, compliance at suboptimal levels has "significant implications for staff safety, patient protection and the care environment."¹On ...More
    April 1, 2008 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Medical Students Ask Congress to Increase Funding to Fight Infectious Diseases
    RESTON, Va. -- In commemoration of World Tuberculosis Day yesterday, the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the nation's largest, independent medical student organization, joined Families USA to call on Congress to increase funding to combat infectious diseases. ...More
    March 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • Today is World TB Day
    Today, March 24, marks World TB Day, which commemorates the date in 1882 when Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the cause of tuberculosis (TB). World TB Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the disease and for TB-prevention organizations to ...More
    March 24, 2008 Posted in News
  • World TB Day is March 24, 2008
    Monday, March 24, 2008 marks World TB Day, which commemorates the date in 1882 when Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the cause of tuberculosis (TB). World TB Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the disease and for TB-prevention organizations ...More
    March 20, 2008 Posted in News
  • University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research Receives $11.4 Million Grant for Tuberculosis Research
    PITTSBURGH -- To develop new strategies to control tuberculosis (TB), a contagious disease that infects one-third of the world’s population and kills almost two million people every year, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research has received an $11.4 million ...More
    March 20, 2008 Posted in News
  • Progress in TB Diagnosis and Control Slowing, Says New Report
    GENEVA -- The Global Tuberculosis Control 2008 report, released today by the World Health Organization (WHO), finds that the pace of the progress to control the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic slowed slightly in 2006, the most recent year for which data were available. The new ...More
    March 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Chemical Can Kill Latent Tuberculosis Bacteria
    Success in the laboratory suggests that a new compound can point the way to preventing active tuberculosis in people infected with the latent form of the bacterium, says a team led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. A drug with such properties ...More
    March 17, 2008 Posted in News