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  • Expanded Regimens Associated With Improved Treatment Response in MDR-TB
    Treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) with regimens that include a greater number of drugs may improve outcomes, and baseline drug susceptibility testing (DST) could identify drugs with the greatest likelihood of success, according to a paper published this ...More
    December 29, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC to Play Key Role in National Multidrug-Resistant TB Plan
    On Dec. 23, 2015, the White House released the National Action Plan to Combat Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB), which is a crucial step to address MDR-TB, a growing public health threat that reflects missed opportunities to find, cure and prevent TB. Despite ...More
    December 29, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Devise an Inexpensive, Quick Tuberculosis Test for Developing Countries
    Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease and a major global health problem, especially in countries with developing healthcare systems. Because there is no fast, easy way to detect TB, the deadly infection can spread quickly through communities. Now, a team reports ...More
    December 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Mothers, Infants May Have Been Exposed to TB at Northern California Hospital
    More than 1,000 individuals may have been exposed to tuberculosis in November after a nurse at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif. was diagnosed with the disease, hospital officials announced last week. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center says that when it ...More
    December 15, 2015 Posted in News
  • Surprising Diversity of TB Strains Found in Ethiopia
    Ethiopia is a hotspot for tuberculosis (TB) infection, ranking third among African countries and eighth in the world for TB burden according to the World Health Organization. But, say researchers who have analyzed the genomes of 66 TB strains and reported their findings in ...More
    December 10, 2015 Posted in News
  • World's First Child-Friendly TB Medicines in Correct Doses
    The World Health Organization (WHO) joined the TB Alliance and partners today to announce the availability of child-friendly tuberculosis (TB) medicines in the correct doses. The improved treatments are the first to meet the dosage guidelines set by the WHO in 2010. They ...More
    December 3, 2015 Posted in News
  • Daily Antibiotics Recommended to Prevent Resistant TB Strains
    A computer model of tuberculosis has shown that approved treatments prescribing antibiotic doses once or twice a week are more likely to lead to drug resistant strains than are daily antibiotic regimens. The finding, from a University of Michigan study, could help inform ...More
    November 23, 2015 Posted in News
  • Scripps Florida Team Discovers Compounds With Potential to Treat Persistent Tuberculosis
    Tuberculosis has been infecting humans for several millennia, making it one of the most horribly successful diseases in history. Today, it is still a major killer, responsible for some 1.5 million deaths each year. In a substantial number of cases--some 2 billion, in ...More
    November 18, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Sheds Light on Why Parasite Makes TB Infections Worse
    Scientists have shown how a parasitic worm infection common in the developing world increases susceptibility to tuberculosis. The study demonstrated that treating the parasite reduces lung damage seen in mice that also are infected with tuberculosis, thereby eliminating the ...More
    November 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Offers New Recommendations for TB Vaccine Testing in Humans
    When results from a landmark tuberculosis vaccine trial in Cape Town, South Africa were published in The Lancet in February 2013, the headlines were grim, despite hopes that the trial would point toward a successful way to thwart one of the globe’s biggest public ...More
    November 12, 2015 Posted in News