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WHO recommends rapid detection and treatment for MDR-T patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended a new rapid detection and a cheaper treatment regime for tackling multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), which should significantly improve treatment outcomes for patients. “

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TB research funding falls $1.3bn short of targets

Funding for tuberculosis (TB) research fell $1.3 billion short of global targets last year, threatening worldwide goals to eliminate the disease between 2030 and 2035, researchers said on Monday. The Treatment Action Group (TAG),

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TB now rivals AIDS as a leading cause of death

For the first time, tuberculosis infections rivaled HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases, the World Health Organization said in a report released on Wednesday. It found that 1.1 million people died of TB i

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TB now rivals AIDS as a leading cause of death

For the first time, tuberculosis infections rivaled HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases, the World Health Organization said in a report released on Wednesday. It found that 1.1 million people died of TB i

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis at crisis levels, warns WHO

Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis remains at crisis levels, with about 480,000 new cases this year, and various forms of the lung disease killed about 1.5 million people in 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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'Superbug' TB infects 32,000 kids every year

As many as 32,000 children worldwide become sick each year with a drug-resistant "superbug" strain of tuberculosis, according to new estimates by US researchers that for the first time quantify rates of this difficult-to-treat form of

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Warning on global TB threat, funding gap

  Deadly strains of tuberculosis (TB) resistant to multiple drugs are spreading around the world, and authorities urgently need another $1.6 billion a year to tackle them, global health officials said on Monday. &nbs

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Revived search for TB vaccine may be about to pay off

After nearly 100 years, researchers could be on the verge of finding a vaccine that would eradicate tuberculosis infections, a scourge that kills 1.4 million people a year. Global health experts are eagerly awaiting clinical trial

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US new drug approvals hit 16-year high

US regulators approved 39 new drugs in 2012, the most in 16 years, suggesting that pharmaceutical makers are poised for growth after losing billions of dollars in recent years to generic drug makers because of patent expirations.

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World TB cases decline for first time ever

The number of people getting sick with tuberculosis declined last year for the first time, while the death toll reached its lowest level in a decade, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. In 2010, 8.8 million people fell ill with

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