Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tuberculosis in Irish prisons: New study recommends increased testing

Investigators from Trinity College Dublin, the Irish Mycobacteria Reference Laboratory, St James's Hospital, and the Department of Public Health HSE East believe tuberculosis (TB) care in Irish Prisons should be supported, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The tuberculosis health crisis in Latin American jails

High rates of tuberculosis (TB) in Latin American prisons are subverting efforts to control the disease in the wider population, and constitute a "health and human rights crisis," a study warns.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tuberculosis cases largely declined across US in 2020

(HealthDay)—In 2020, there was a large decrease in tuberculosis (TB) cases, according to research published in the March 26 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Medications

New tuberculosis drug regimen slashes treatment time

Tuberculosis is an age-old respiratory scourge, with a new twist: growing resistance to multiple first- and second-line drugs. UF researchers and physicians report on using a novel treatment to slash treatment time—and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 could activate latent tuberculosis

For most people in the United States, the only awareness of tuberculosis (TB) may be the skin patch test required to work or volunteer in schools or health care facilities. But that could change during the pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

TB cases and deaths predicted to spike due to COVID-19

The global COVID-19 pandemic could significantly increase the global burden of tuberculosis (TB) due to disruptions to health services, and delays to diagnosis and treatment, according to new estimates published in the European ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: TB incidence declined slightly in United States in 2017

(HealthDay)—In 2017, tuberculosis (TB) incidence declined in the United States and modest progress was made toward global TB elimination, according to two studies published in the March 21 issue of the U.S. Centers for ...

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