Tag Archives: World TB Day

WHO finalizes MDR-TB treatment guidance recommending shift from injections

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Including recommendations that injected drugs with permanent debilitating side effects not be included in longer treatment regimens against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and the inclusion of the most recently added drugs, bedaquiline and delamanid in those treatments, the World Health Organization today released updated guidelines for treating TB that does not respond to first line treatments. The […]

Doing TB Diagnosis With Shopkeepers and Bicycles? Not a Sustainable Strategy

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There were plenty of frightening statistics and unsettling trends highlighted at today’s World TB Day briefing on Capitol Hill. But one photo captured the true scope of the problem in scaling up diagnosis and treatment of the global TB epidemic. Celine Gounder, MD, an IDSA member and TB/HIV specialist at Johns Hopkins University, described a […]

World TB Day Briefing Will Shine New Light on Epidemic

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Tomorrow is World TB Day—and the halfway point for the Global Plan to Stop TB. What better time to learn about the latest TB research and the most innovative approaches to combating combat this ancient deadly epidemic? Those items will be on the agenda tomorrow, along with data about the virulent threat of drug-resistant TB, […]