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World TB Day: Due to COVID-19, diagnosis, treatment of tuberculosis has fallen drastically
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World TB Day: Due to COVID-19, diagnosis, treatment of tuberculosis has fallen drastically

Statistics from the nine highest incidence countries showed TB diagnosis and treatment declined by a total of one million people.

World TB Day: Shorter treatment plans work when long courses fall through
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World TB Day: Shorter treatment plans work when long courses fall through

Without treatment, five percent to 10 percent of people with TB infection will develop active TB.

Russian scientists explore promising link between BCG vaccine & Covid-19 immunity explored in research review
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Russian scientists explore promising link between BCG vaccine & Covid-19 immunity explored in research review

The study claims it is possible the BCG vaccine won't be as effective in adults who weren't vaccinated as children.

Coronavirus Updates: Health ministry secretary Lav Agarwal tests COVID-19 positive, to observe home isolation
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Coronavirus Updates: Health ministry secretary Lav Agarwal tests COVID-19 positive, to observe home isolation

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Reports said that Agarwal is asymptomatic and had met with Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and the NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Thursday.

Coronavirus India Roundup, April 24: Doubling rate improves to 10 days, Maharashtra sees over 750 cases in a day
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Coronavirus India Roundup, April 24: Doubling rate improves to 10 days, Maharashtra sees over 750 cases in a day

Coronavirus India Roundup April 24: Doubling rate improves to 10 days, Maharashtra sees over 750 cases in a day According to the Health Ministry’s latest press briefing, 1684 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative total to 23,077 COVID-19 cases in the country.

Coronavirus Global Roundup April 15: Over 2 million infected, US temporarily halts funding to WHO, BCG vaccine to be studied
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Coronavirus Global Roundup April 15: Over 2 million infected, US temporarily halts funding to WHO, BCG vaccine to be studied

Over 2.01 million people have now been infected with COVID-19 across the world, and over 127,500 people have lost their lives.

Why India desperately needs a new tuberculosis vaccine
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Why India desperately needs a new tuberculosis vaccine

Currently, babies as young as one-day-old are given the BCG vaccine to protect them from TB. However, the effects of BCG wear off after 15-20 years.

World Tuberculosis Day: Is India on track to becoming a TB-free nation by 2025?
India

World Tuberculosis Day: Is India on track to becoming a TB-free nation by 2025?

New cases of TB in India dropped by 1.7% and deaths from the infection by 3% between 2016-17: WHO.

Researchers develop simpler, inexpensive test to accurately detect Tuberculosis
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Researchers develop simpler, inexpensive test to accurately detect Tuberculosis

Researchers have developed a simple and inexpensive diagnostic test to quickly and reliably detect tuberculosis in humans.