Category Archives: TB

TB killed an estimated 239,000 children in 2015, nearly all of them untreated, study finds

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Analysis shows TB may be sixth highest cause of under-five deaths; toll could be prevented with improved case-finding, diagnosis A study has produced the first estimates of the role of tuberculosis in the deaths of children under five years old, and estimates across age spans of children up to the age of 15 approaching four […]

Study: Screening malnourished children for TB in high-burden countries would boost detection

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Fewer than half of countries with high rates of tuberculosis incidence surveyed in a recent study have guidelines recommending screening for the disease among children receiving services for malnutrition, even though having those guidelines, increasing case-finding among children, linking them to care, and tracking their contacts could lead to inroads against the leading infectious disease […]