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Lockdowns due to COVID-19 projected to stall TB detection and treatment leading to increased incidence, deaths globally over next five years

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While stay-in-place and physical distancing measures to control the spread of COVID-19 are projected to also slow the spread of other illnesses, lockdowns prompted by that pandemic will delay TB diagnoses and treatment efforts by much greater proportions, leading to rising rates of tuberculosis illness and deaths, an analysis released today shows. Focusing on impacts […]

Childhood tuberculosis: Study finds larger global hidden epidemic

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Indications of a  “huge undiagnosed reservoir” of pediatric tuberculosis, with actual incidence much higher than the number of cases reported highlight the need for additional study of the disease in children, and an opportunity for improved prevention through household screening, a study released in The Lancet today says. Authors of the study, produced by researchers […]

Study: Universal testing and treatment in sub-Saharan Africa would pay off in education cost savings alone

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In April 2000, an education professor at the University of Zambia sized up the still growing impact of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa and wrote: “Notwithstanding the catastrophic effects that are already being experienced, the full consequences of the pandemic are still to be felt. The storm has been gathering for two decades. In […]