Daily Archives: April 15, 2009

Update: No + TB Tests in Chicago

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Chicago public radio reports that so far, no one exposed to a TB-infected doctor in Chicago has tested positive for the disease. As we noted in a blog post on Monday, a first-year pediatric resident with a confirmed case of active tuberculosis was on rotation at three different Chicago-area hospitals for the last 10 months. […]

Stopping XDR-TB

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Staving off a global epidemic of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) is foremost in the minds of leading TB scientists, since the disease is virtually untreatable and could wreak incalculable havoc. In that vein, a new article suggests that detecting and treating XDR-TB in community-based settings, rather than in hospital isolation, may be a more effective […]