New research holds promise of a shorter treatment course for people with drugresistant- TB.
New research shows that the treatment of drug resistant-TB can be reduced from the current duration of 20 to 24 months to less than a year.
X-rays, CT scans or MRIs may be necessary to detect TB in organs other than the lungs.
TB outside the lungs accounted for 14% of TB cases recorded globally in 2017.
TB, which is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, is a leading cause of death.
In Southern Africa, high rates of HIV infection have been the primary driver of TB
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, with World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, right, and Nigerian Health Minister Isaac Folorunso Adewole, at the End TB Summit in New Delhi, India, March 13, 2018.
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.
Scientists have struggled to diagnose TB in people with compromised immune systems because of the low levels of the bacteria in their body.
A sputum test detects if TB is present.
Advanced lab tests have entered the market to improve tuberculosis diagnosis. This will ensure prompt and correct treatment in managing the disease.
Nearly 60% of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis’ global burden occurs in the Asia-Pacific region.
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