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Tuberculosis


  • 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
  • Scientists Develop Inhaled TB Vaccine
    A new tuberculosis vaccine successfully tested at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is easier to administer and store and just as effective as one commonly used worldwide. Scientists at the UNC School of Pharmacy led by Tony Hickey, PhD, vetted a dry powder ...More
    March 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Eli Lilly Grants $4.4 Million to the WHO for MDR-TB Program Expansion
    INDIANAPOLIS and LONDON -- Today Eli Lilly and Company announced its four-year grant of $4.3 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) for scaling up its global capacity to manage multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) programs. The grant covers four activities, ...More
    March 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • Confronting the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance
    Drug resistance is making many diseases increasingly difficult -- and sometimes impossible -- to treat, according to Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. "Extensively ...More
    March 10, 2008 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Hospital Testing for Drug-Resistant Infections Dramatically Lowers Mortality Rates and Costs
    WASHINGTON -- Testing hospitalized patients for drug-resistant infections can reduce mortality, decrease length of stay and reduce cost of care, according to a new report released today by AdvaMed, the Advanced Medical Technology Association. The report describes how ...More
    March 5, 2008 Posted in News
  • CaviWipes Take Surface Disinfection to a New Level
    ORANGE, Calif. -- Metrex Research Corporation announces the newest member of its surface disinfection line, CaviWipes in a flat pack. Its unique patented design offers a new easy-open/easy-close pull tab with slim, flexible packaging and adhesive-backed strips. Each flat ...More
    March 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Survey Reveals Highest Rates of Drug-Resistant TB to Date
    WASHINGTON, D.C. and GENEVA -- Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has been recorded at the highest rates ever, according to a new report published today. The report presents findings from the largest survey to date on the scale of drug resistance in tuberculosis. The ...More
    February 27, 2008 Posted in News