Tuberculosis

Medical News Today: Giving Tb Vaccine Intravenously Boosts Efficacy

New research in macaques finds that changing the delivery method of an existing tuberculosis vaccine can drastically improve its efficacy.
Related topics: Vaccines, Medical Research

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Tuberculosis Bacteria Survive In Amoebae Found In Soil

Scientists from the University of Surrey and University of Geneva have discovered that the bacterium which causes bovine TB can survive and grow in small, single-celled organisms found in soil and dung. It is believed that originally the bacterium...
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Antibiotic Resistance Growing With No New Drugs On Horizon

At least 700,000 people die every year due to drug-resistant diseases, including 230,000 from multidrug resistant tuberculosis, according to the World Health Organization.  Last year, a U.N. report predicted growing antimicrobial resistance could...
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Worldwide Pollution-related Deaths Topped 8 Million In 2017

Pollution kills three times more people than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, according to new estimates. It's one of the leading causes of death. But it's a neglected issue in most of the world, despite the enormous toll. VOA's Steve...
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Healthcare Would Be Better If We Learned From This Old Tuberculosis Sanatorium In Finland

In a serene forest in Turku, 90 minutes west of Helsinki, is an 87-year-old decommissioned hospital that bears lessons for designing effective healthcare facilities. Commissioned by the Finnish government during the height of the tuberculosis...

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Researchers Have Found A Way To Improve Tb Vaccine

The vaccine for tuberculosis has been around since the 1920s but it doesn't work very well. A new study shows that the vaccine could be far more effective if given at higher doses, intravenously.
Related topics: Medical Research, Vaccines

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Clues Of Tuberculosis Spread Between Cows And Badgers

Tuberculosis in cattle and badgers passes between members of the same species at least twice as often than between cow and badger, a study has found.
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New Animal Model Shows Effective Treatment For Latent Tuberculosis

A major goal of tuberculosis (TB) research is to find a way to treat people with the latent (or inactive) form of the disease to keep them from developing symptomatic TB. A breakthrough study using a new animal model developed for this purpose...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Artificial Intelligence Vs. Tuberculosis, Part 1

By SAURABH JHA, MD Slumdog TB No one knows who gave Rahul Roy tuberculosis. Roy’s charmed life as a successful trader involved traveling in his Mercedes C class between his apartment on the plush Nepean Sea Road in South Mumbai and offices...

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Recommendations Developed For Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 -- In a new clinical practice guideline, published online Nov. 15 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, recommendations are presented for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis...

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Unlocking The Secrets Of Badger Dispersal To Minimize The Spread Of Bovine Tb

By understanding how, when, and why badgers move from one social group to another, researchers hope information gleaned from GPS devices will help them tailor vaccination programs to reduce the spread of bovine tuberculosis.
Related topics: Medical Research, Vaccines

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New Research Into Badger Dispersal Could Minimize Bovine Tuberculosis Spread

Zoology researchers from Trinity, working with the Department of Agriculture, Food and The Marine (DAFM) and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), have unlocked the secrets of dispersing badgers.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Boosting Host Immune Defenses To Treat Tuberculosis

A study suggests a new approach that might help treat Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the causative agent of tuberculosis: making people's cells better at killing Mtb by harnessing RNA sensors in our cells, which detect the RNA of invading...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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Israeli Startup Combats Tuberculosis With Text Reminders

Tuberculosis (TB) is curable and preventable. However, TB kills 1.6 million people a year (or 4,000 people a day) and is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. The stigma and adhering to a...
Related topics: Startup

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Vaccine Shows Promise For Preventing Active Tb Disease

An experimental vaccine proved 50% effective at preventing latent tuberculosis infection from turning into active disease in a three-year study of adults in Africa.Doctors were encouraged because protection declined only a little after two years,...
Related topics: Vaccines, Medical Research

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Using Whole-genome Sequencing For Early Identification And Containment Of Amr Pathogens

A study published today examines the evolutionary and epidemiologic history of an epidemic strain of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) -- called LAM4/KZN. This strain was first reported in a 2005 outbreak where it was associated with...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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New Tuberculosis Treatment For Developing Countries To Cost $1,040

A newly approved three-drug treatment for tuberculosis will be available in 150 countries including India and South Africa, priced at $1,040 for a complete regimen, more than twice the cost proposed in the past by advocacy groups for other...
Related topics: South Africa

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Health Tip: Getting A Tuberculosis Skin Test

-- A tuberculosis (TB) skin test determines if you have TB germs in your body, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the test, a harmless fluid is injected under the skin on the inside of your arm. A very small needle is...
Related topics: Germs, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Tuberculous Infection Is Not Life-long In Most People

A new analysis challenges the longstanding notion that tuberculous infection is a life-long infection that could strike at any time and cause tuberculosis.

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Blood-based Tb Test Will Provide A Low-cost Option For Developing Nations

The World Health Organization has been calling for the development of a blood-based triage test for active tuberculosis (ATB) -- one that's accurate and cheap enough for use in developing nations where most TB-related deaths occur. Sputum-based...
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