#EndTB: ICMR, central TB division initiates survey to find prevalence of the disease in Maharashtra

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), in collaboration with, Central TB Division has initiated a nation-wide survey to find the prevalence of Pulmonary TB at the state level. On Wednesday, a dedicated state-of-the-art van is flagged off from Pune, to carry out the survey in Maharashtra. After many years such a survey for the […]

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3 million people miss out on TB treatment, reveals WHO

More people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 than ever before, largely due to improved detection and diagnosis. Globally, 7 million people were diagnosed and treated for TB – up from 6.4 million in 2017 – enabling the world to meet one of the milestones towards the United Nations political declaration targets on […]

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Compound found in soil bacteria can influence future tuberculosis treatment, finds study

Compound found in soil bacteria can influence future tuberculosis treatment, finds study

The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, are the work of an international consortium led by the University of Sydney in Australia and includes researchers from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. While it can affect any organ of the body, […]

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Lancet report states, TB could be a prominent cause of child deaths

Lancet report states, TB could be a prominent cause of child deaths

Tuberculosis (TB) is a deadly disease that each of us may have heard about at least once in our lifetime. In relation with this a recent study published in the ‘Lancet’ a medical journal concluded that TB in children is increasingly prominent and is one of growing causes of infant mortality. It states that, 2, […]

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India assures the global community about its commitment to eradicate TB by 2025

India assures the global community about its commitment to eradicate TB by 2025

Alarmed by the rising threat of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, the health ministers of G20 countries discussed the immediate action plan to fight TB. The 29th coordination committee board meeting of ‘Stop TB’ programme was held in Berlin, Germany. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda had represented India in the global leaders’ summit. […]

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