Researchers Renew Call for Tuberculosis Vaccine
In the face of the growing threat of tuberculosis that is resistant to standard medication, researchers are calling for a greater focus on the search for a vaccine to prevent TB, while other initiatives are developing new medicines and diagnostic tools to fight the disease.
TB face mask (file photo): An estimated 20 million people are alive today as a direct result of tuberculosis care and control, according to the Global Tuberculosis Report 2012.
Health-e, 18 October 2012
An estimated 20 million people are alive today as a direct result of tuberculosis (TB) care and control, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Report… Read more »
New Vision, 30 August 2012
Scientists have found alarming levels of the lung disease tuberculosis in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America that are resistant to up to four powerful antibiotic drugs. Read more »
Leadership, 18 October 2012
Despite progress in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB), the gains so far remain fragile and more needs to be done to eliminate the disease, the UN health agency said today,… Read more »
The Star, 18 October 2012
Multi drug resistant TB cases are increasing despite efforts to control the disease. The WHO new Global TB report indicates that MDRTB cases in the 27 high TB burden countries… Read more »
State Department, 9 August 2012
Testing for tuberculosis is going to be faster, more accurate and more thorough in developing countries as a result of an announcement August 6 from the U.S. Agency for… Read more »
allAfrica, 8 March 2012
'Spectacular progress', 'huge opportunities' and 'jeopardy and vulnerability' - with these stark headlines the former Global Fund chief, Sir Richard Feachem, framed Africa's past,… Read more »