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Testing for Bovine Tuberculosis is more effective than badger culls at controlling the disease Testing for Bovine Tuberculosis is more effective than badger culls at controlling the disease
The only effective potential Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) control strategies are badger culling
2015/1/21
Shorter combination treatment as effective as monotherapy for TB prevention in kids Shorter combination treatment as effective as monotherapy for TB prevention in kids
To prevent tuberculosis in children with latent tuberculosis infection (which is not active but can become active)
2015/1/21
Provision of antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive TB patients - 19 countries, sub-Saharan Africa, 2009-2013 Provision of antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive TB patients - 19 countries, sub-Saharan Africa, 2009-2013
All HIV-positive tuberculosis (TB) patients should receive antiretroviral therapy, which reduces the incidence of HIV-associated TB and reduces mortality among HIV-positive TB patients.
2015/1/14
New treatment strategy allows lower doses of toxic tuberculosis drug without compromising potency New treatment strategy allows lower doses of toxic tuberculosis drug without compromising potency
While an effective treatment is available for combating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, it carries serious side effects for patients.
2015/1/14
Anti-diabetic drug springs new hope for tuberculosis patients Anti-diabetic drug springs new hope for tuberculosis patients
A more effective treatment for tuberculosis (TB) could soon be available as scientists have discovered that metformin, a drug for treating diabetes
2014/12/31
Molecular decoys help overcome drug resistance Molecular decoys help overcome drug resistance
Efflux pumps are proteins that prevent antimicrobial drugs from getting a foothold in a bacterial cell by identifying and pumping them out of the cell.
2014/12/24
Drug resistance to cost $100tn by 2050, study finds Drug resistance to cost $100tn by 2050, study finds
Over the next 15 years, drug resistant infections – including tuberculosis – will cause 10m deaths a year worldwide and will cost at least $100 trillion – unless global action is taken.
2014/12/24
For Cystic Fibrosis Patients, Targeted Bacterial Testing Could Decrease Premature Death For Cystic Fibrosis Patients, Targeted Bacterial Testing Could Decrease Premature Death
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most frequent, lethal genetic disorder and occurs mainly from chronic lung disease caused by persistent airway pathogens that are detrimental to CF patients, such as Mycobacterium. Isolation of mycobacteria in the sputum of patients with CF has been significantly increasing ...
2014/12/17
Scientists' unique system of oral vaccine delivery to address global health threats Scientists' unique system of oral vaccine delivery to address global health threats
Scientists have succeeded in describing and validating a unique system of oral vaccine delivery using a common bacteria found in the mouth
2014/12/17
PET and CT scanning could show if TB treatment is effective PET and CT scanning could show if TB treatment is effective
The medical imaging techniques, positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT), could help predict the effectiveness of antibiotic drug treatment for TB patients.
2014/12/17
New vaccine shows promise as stronger weapon against  both tuberculosis, leprosy New vaccine shows promise as stronger weapon against both tuberculosis, leprosy
A variant of the century-old vaccine Bacille Calmette-Guerin provides only partial protection against both tuberculosis and leprosy, researchers report. so a more potent vaccine is needed to combat both diseases
2014/11/29
Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports: Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports:
Approximately 100 new cases are reported in the United States each year; comparing to about 250,000 cases that occurred worldwide in 2008, according to the CDC.
2014/11/29
Mycobacterium abscessus cording prevents phagocytosis and promotes abscess formation: Mycobacterium abscessus cording prevents phagocytosis and promotes abscess formation:
Mycobacterium abscessus is a rapidly growing Mycobacterium causing a wide spectrum of clinical syndromes. It now is recognized as a pulmonary pathogen to which cystic fibrosis patients have a particular susceptibility.
2014/11/29
WHO report: TB is more widespread than previously estimated WHO report: TB is more widespread than previously estimated
"following a concerted effort by countries, by WHO and by multiple partners, investment in national surveys and routine surveillance efforts has substantially increased."
2014/11/24
Scientists uncover a role for carbon monoxide in battling bacterial infections Scientists uncover a role for carbon monoxide in battling bacterial infections
Researchers describe a scenario in which carbon monoxide conducts reconnaissance for immune cells, working to detect the presence of bacteria and subsequently instigating a series of maneuvers that enable the immune cells to unleash their attack on the microbes
2014/11/19
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Did you know that Aboalis Avicenne (980-1037)

was the first doctor who described three stages

for tuberculosis.  In his book

Canin  de La Medicine he named them as :

*.Stade de preinflammatoire

*.Stade de ulcere rongeant

*.Stade de Caverne


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