Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vinegar kills tuberculosis and other mycobacteria

The active ingredient in vinegar, acetic acid, can effectively kill mycobacteria, even highly drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an international team of researchers from Venezuela, France, and the US reports in mBio, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Probe highlights risk from South Africa's drug-resistant TB

A long-term probe has found that South Africans with highly drug-resistant TB are "systematically" discharged from hospital without being cured, placing themselves and others at risk, its authors said Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Myanmar must act fast to curb drug resistant TB, experts say

Health officials called Thursday for urgent action to tackle "alarming" rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Myanmar where nearly 9,000 people catch the strain of the infectious disease each year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new target in the fight against TB

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have identified a potential new route for attacking tuberculosis that may hold promise against drug-resistant strains of the disease and even dormant TB infections.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experimental vaccine shows promise against TB meningitis

A team of Johns Hopkins researchers working with animals has developed a vaccine that prevents the virulent TB bacterium from invading the brain and causing the highly lethal condition TB meningitis, a disease that disproportionately ...

Medications

Third world is swamped with fake TB drugs, study finds

Africa, India and other developing countries are awash in fake or sub-standard drugs for tuberculosis, fuelling the rise of treatment-resistant strains of TB, according to a survey published on Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tuberculosis: WHO-endorsed test offers rapid detection

A diagnostic test for tuberculosis (TB) can accurately and quickly detect both TB and drug-resistant strains, according to a new study. The authors of a new systematic review assessing the diagnostic accuracy of the Xpert® ...

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