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

The study states that 2, 39,000 children younger than 15 years of age die from tuberculosis globally in 2015; 80 per cent of these deaths were in children younger than 5 years of age. More than 70 per cent of deaths occurred in the Southeast Asian and Africa regions

Lancet report states, TB could be a prominent cause of child deathsTuberculosis (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, […]

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

A recent study published in Lancet Infectious Disease journal states that by 2040, one in every eight TB cases in India will be multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB. According to health ministry figures, India has 2.8 million cases of TB every year. Of these, 2.8% are new cases of MDR while another 11.2% are acquired cases of multi-drug resistance

India assures the global community about its commitment to eradicate TB by 2025Alarmed 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. […]

Spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis endangers global control efforts

TB is a bacterial infection normally treated with a combination of antibiotics. But extensive overuse of antibiotics worldwide has led to a rise in drug-resistant "superbug" strains. Bacteria can acquire many drug resistance traits over time, making several types of antibiotics ineffective

Spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis endangers global control effortsRising rates of superbug tuberculosis (TB) are threatening to derail decades of progress against the contagious disease, experts said on Thursday, and new drugs powerful enough to treat them are few and far between. TB kills more people each year than any other infectious disease, including HIV and AIDS. In 2015 alone, it is estimated […]