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New TB treatment will reduce burden of constantly taking pills, cost for infected patients
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New TB treatment will reduce burden of constantly taking pills, cost for infected patients

Treatment will initially be administered in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe and seven other nations will follow later.

All those diagnosed with TB should get tested for COVID-19 says health ministry
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All those diagnosed with TB should get tested for COVID-19 says health ministry

Tuberculosis and COVID-19 are infectious diseases, which primarily attack the lungs and present with similar symptoms of cough, fever and difficulty in breathing.

Disrupted health service in low-middle income countries might lead to increase in HIV, TB, malaria related deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Disrupted health service in low-middle income countries might lead to increase in HIV, TB, malaria related deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic

Maintaining access to ART for HIV, diagnosis and treatment for TB and distribution of insecticide-treated nets to prevent malaria could mitigate the broader health impact of the virus.

Coronavirus pandemic brings importance of immunisation to the fore; MMR or BCG vaccine may protect against severe COVID-19
India

Coronavirus pandemic brings importance of immunisation to the fore; MMR or BCG vaccine may protect against severe COVID-19

The importance of immunisation has probably never seemed as important as it does during this pandemic.

Indo-US trade war is a new challenge to India’s TB elimination program
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Indo-US trade war is a new challenge to India’s TB elimination program

In the recent past, the elimination of TB has been given the highest priority by the government.

Uttar Pradesh responsible for 20% of total notified TB cases in country, says India Tuberculosis Report 2019
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Uttar Pradesh responsible for 20% of total notified TB cases in country, says India Tuberculosis Report 2019

Union Minister also flagged off National TB Prevalence Survey Vans, which will move around several districts of India to help identify people suffering from TB

This inflammatory disease is often misdiagnosed as tuberculosis because of its common symptoms
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This inflammatory disease is often misdiagnosed as tuberculosis because of its common symptoms

TB is more common than sarcoidosis so doctors have a stronger reason to suspect TB in a patient with symptoms like a constant dry cough, fever and wheezing.

Despite best efforts, here's why India is far from being TB-mukt
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Despite best efforts, here's why India is far from being TB-mukt

Four conditions are slowing down attempts to eradicate TB in India: undernutrition, tobacco use, diabetes and HIV infection.

Indian scientists find out molecular mechanism behind the dormant Tuberculosis bacteria
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Indian scientists find out molecular mechanism behind the dormant Tuberculosis bacteria

A protein molecule called MPT63 secreted by the bacteria maybe playing a role in the release process.

In MP's Panna district, villagers launch initiative to restore local water bodies as successive droughts give rise to malnutrition, migration
India

In MP's Panna district, villagers launch initiative to restore local water bodies as successive droughts give rise to malnutrition, migration

Having faced subsequent droughts, residents of Kalyanpur village in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh's Bundelkhand region have been working day and night to restore a local lake to end the water crisis in the area, a result of which has been increase in cases of malnutrition, anaemia, TB and silicosis and migration of youths

IIT Delhi scientists develop AI-based system to detect malaria, TB, cervical cancer
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IIT Delhi scientists develop AI-based system to detect malaria, TB, cervical cancer

The microscopy tool is particularly suited to diagnose conditions in low-resource, disease burdened areas.

World Tuberculosis Day 2019: TB infection can cause infertility in men and women
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World Tuberculosis Day 2019: TB infection can cause infertility in men and women

Pelvic TB largely affects women in their childbearing year and is diagnosed during tests for infertility.

TB-free India a distant reality for rural UP population struggling with recurrent TB and expensive private healthcare
India

TB-free India a distant reality for rural UP population struggling with recurrent TB and expensive private healthcare

Under the Revised National TB Control Program (RNTCP), a patient is given an identification card that tracks their site of infection, severity and treatment course, ‘notifying’, or adding them onto a national database. In 2018, over 4.2 lakh patients were notified in Uttar Pradesh, the highest in the country. Between 1 January and 15 March of this year alone, over 68,000 people have been notified in the state.

Tuberculosis has 'profound financial implications' for India: Health Minister JP Nadda
India

Tuberculosis has 'profound financial implications' for India: Health Minister JP Nadda

Overcrowding, rapid urbanization, diabetes, & malnutrition were among the top things to watch for.

Providing subsidised tuberculosis tests can help India save 80 lakh lives in 30 years, finds Lancet study
India

Providing subsidised tuberculosis tests can help India save 80 lakh lives in 30 years, finds Lancet study

The Lancet study noted that in 2018 alone, there were 2.15 million new tuberculosis cases in India, an increase of 3 lakh cases in a single year.

World has become 'dramatically healthier' in the last 20 years says Melinda Gates
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World has become 'dramatically healthier' in the last 20 years says Melinda Gates

The two decades is a story of incredible improvement in the human condition, Melinda Gates said.

Tackling tuberculosis a high priority for governments worldwide at UN summit
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Tackling tuberculosis a high priority for governments worldwide at UN summit

Like HIV, tuberculosis remains highly stigmatized, preventing some sufferers from seeking treatment.

Tuberculosis continues to be the world's deadliest infection, WHO report says
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Tuberculosis continues to be the world's deadliest infection, WHO report says

Ten countries account for 80 percent of this gap with India, Indonesia and Nigeria topping the list.

Battle against drug-resistant TB: Like South Africa, India needs to allow access to 'game-changing' bedaquiline, says researcher
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Battle against drug-resistant TB: Like South Africa, India needs to allow access to 'game-changing' bedaquiline, says researcher

The use of bedaquiline is crucial because TB is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide, killing an estimated 1.6 million people in 2016 – of which 27 percent were Indians, who dominate the ranks of TB patients.

Scientists help pave the way to identify a vaccine against TB
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Scientists help pave the way to identify a vaccine against TB

Over the years, scientists across the world have conducted studies on different aspects of MPT63.