Treatment for drug-resistant TB remains problematic as the painful daily injectable patients receive for at least six months leaves more than 60% deaf.
The TB epidemic is out of control in Canada's North. Eliminating the disease will require accurate data as well as government investment.
World TB Day will be observed March 24, with the good news that deaths from tuberculosis are declining. But a trend toward confining those with TB threatens to stall advances.
The current range of TB diagnostic tests have various limitations like the sputum smear which is outdated, clumsy and takes long to process.
We can't eradicate TB without also addressing poverty.
On World TB Day 2018, eradicating TB finally looks like a goal that could be met — if political leaders can step up with cash and actions to match their political declarations.
A cure for many tropical diseases was discovered 30 years ago this month. The drug is donated by its manufacturer. Why are we still dealing with neglected tropical diseases?
Infectious diseases pose a continual threat to Canadians. Ensuring the population stays healthy requires increasing investment in our public health system.
India has a radical new plan to eliminate TB, backed by research and technological expertise. The country just needs strong financial and political commitment from government to implement it.
Tuberculosis has had a significant impact on the world, from influencing fashion trends to helping understand how the human body works.
The health care debate in the US has focused on a looming crisis, with millions possibly losing insurance coverage. In India, an immediate crisis looms with tuberculosis.
We've been told for a long time that we must take all of our antibiotics. But maybe we didn’t need so many to begin with. Here's why.
Despite being so small they can't be seen with the naked eye, pathogens that cause human disease have greatly affected the way humans live for centuries.
Here we explore our past and present struggles with the most significant infectious diseases human beings have faced.
About three million people globally are 'missed' each year for Tuberculosis diagnosis. Many of them will die, some will get better, others will continue to infect others.
The proposed foreign aid cuts by US President Donald Trump will have a devastating impact on healthcare in Africa.
In Australia, there are around 1200 to 1300 cases of tuberculosis each year which means we are among the lowest-risk countries in the world.
Scientists have struggled to diagnose TB in people with compromised immune systems because of the low levels of the bacteria in their body.
Tuberculosis transmitted from animals to humans is a growing concern in poor countries. As we observe World Tuberculosis Day, it's worth asking why.
Advanced lab tests have entered the market to improve tuberculosis diagnosis. This will ensure prompt and correct treatment in managing the disease.