CAP-TB News

26 September, 2017
As part of implementation of the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, WHO drew up a list of priority antibiotic-resistant pathogens (priority pathogens list; PPL) to guide research into and the discovery and development of new antibiotics. As a further step, WHO reviewed the publically... Read more
26 September, 2017
Despite overwhelming evidence that preventive therapy effectively reduces people’s risk of developing TB after they have been exposed to it, current methods for predicting who is likely to develop TB remain inaccurate. This makes it hard to target prevention services effectively. No more than 2·7... Read more
16 September, 2017
The World Health body has called on countries in South- East Asia Region to build on recent momentum aimed at ending TB by 2030, commending their resolve to take action and urging all countries to review and align national plans with the Delhi Call to Action issued in March.  Read the full article... Read more
15 September, 2017
Researchers have developed a colorimetric sensing strategy employing gold nanoparticles and a paper-based analytical platform for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB).  Read the full article here: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acssensors.7b00450
8 September, 2017
Geneva, 4 September 2017 – WHO has just prequalified a two-pills-in-one pediatric medicine that is critical for the continuation phase of the six-month treatment required to cure tuberculosis (TB). The medicine – rifampicin 75mg + isoniazid 50mg – is a fixed dose combination (FDC) tablet... Read more
8 September, 2017
CHENNAI: In a study that could change the intake schedule of tuberculosis drugs, a group of researchers have found that food reduces the effectiveness of most medicines prescribed as the first line of treatment for the infection. A team from the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT... Read more
5 September, 2017
In the Ukrainian tourist destination of Odessa, a port on the Black Sea, holidaymakers mingle with internally displaced people from the country’s war-torn east, local Roma, students, and economic migrants from Central Asia and the Caucasus, Africa and Asia. Yet the air carries something less... Read more
5 September, 2017
Ghanaian experts are concerned about the rising number of tuberculosis. The Ghana Health Service said 14,632 people were diagnosed with TB and put on treatment. Health experts in Ghana are urging the government to tackle rising cases of multidrug resistance tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the country. "... Read more
25 August, 2017
Computer simulations suggest moxifloxacin outperforms two other drugs when doses are missed. Read the study here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170817141808.htm
25 August, 2017
Tuberculosis in children is increasingly recognised as an important component of the global tuberculosis burden, with an estimated 1 million cases in 2015.   Read the full study here: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(17)30289-9/fulltext
22 August, 2017
There was a time when Chenai Mathabire read Vogue, watched beauty pageants on TV and fantasized about being a supermodel. Today she helps the sick and injured as a nurse and epidemiologist. Last month, the 35-year-old Zimbabwean received an International AIDS Society prize for showing that a... Read more
15 August, 2017
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced a $77 million investment in efforts to track and fight antibiotic resistance. The money will be distributed to public health departments in all 50 states and Puerto Rico to help them combat antibiotic resistant bacteria in... Read more
15 August, 2017
Tuberculosis has now surpassed HIV worldwide as the leading cause of death due to infectious disease. The bacteria that causes this disease, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), is quickly developing resistance to currently available antibiotics, increasing the urgency for discovery of new drugs.... Read more
8 August, 2017
Of the 10.4 million people who developed TB in 2015, 4.3 million cases were not diagnosed or notified and only one quarter of RR/MDR TB cases (132,000) were detected and reported. The underdiagnosis and underreporting of TB may be due to limited or delayed access to appropriate diagnosis and care... Read more
8 August, 2017
Isoniazid monotherapy, rifampicin monotherapy, and combination therapies can be efficacious for preventing active tuberculosis (TB) among adults and children with latent TB infection (LTBI), according to research published online Aug. 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read the full article... Read more
28 July, 2017
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) public health department will conduct a door-to-door active case finding (ACF) campaign for tuberculosis (TB) control. Starting from August 1, teams will visit households in over 70 areas identified by the civic body and look for people with symptoms... Read more
28 July, 2017
PETALING JAYA: Every year, more people die of tuberculosis (TB) than from dengue and HIV-related complications. There were 1,945 TB deaths from 25,739 cases last year, a 14.7% increase over 1,696 deaths from 24,220 cases in 2015, according to the Health Ministry. Malaysian health authorities are... Read more
24 July, 2017
Your high-end bathroom accessory may hold the cure for one of the world’s deadliest diseases. Researchers at the University of Central Florida and the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation are working to isolate chemical extracts in sea sponges that could kill tuberculosis bacteria. The... Read more
24 July, 2017
In what is dual use of one machine, the contraption for testing drug-resistant Tuberculosis (TB) is finding successful use in testing viral load for HIV patients, Indian researchers have discovered. Doctors at Kasturba Medical College (KMC) in Mangalore decided to put their GeneXpert machine,... Read more
14 July, 2017
Medecins Sans Frantieres and the Stop TB Partnership recently released Out of Step, a report on how governments can better adhere to the World Health Organization's guidelines to end tuberculosis.   Read the full report here: http://www.msf.org/sites/msf.org/files/out_of_step_2017_report1.pdf

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