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Dr Gilada expresses concern over TB & AIDS in India

Mumbai/UNI: The Covid-19 pandemic has been responsible for exacerbating neglect of several other diseases, said President of AIDS Society Dr I S Gilada.

Coronavirus infection can make patients more susceptible to active tuberculosis

New Delhi/IBNS: Covid-19 can make a person more vulnerable to active tuberculosis as it is an "opportunistic infection like Black Fungus", according to Union Health Ministry.

1.4 million with tuberculosis, lost out on treatment during first year of COVID-19

New York: An estimated 1.4 million fewer people received necessary care for tuberculosis (TB) during 2020 compared with the previous year, because of COVID-19, the UN health agency said on Monday.

Tuberculosis: A coil-shaped cure

India has the highest number of tuberculosis cases in the world resulting in a huge number of deaths. Discontinuation of the medication’s regimen is one of the reasons for the spurt in the number of patients. Now researchers in the US and India are collaborating to create an innovative device to help treat the disease where this problem could be solved, reports SPAN writer Michael Gallant

12,000 Vietnamese die from tuberculosis each year: report

Hanoi, Mar 25 (Xinhua/UNI) Vietnam detects 124,000 tuberculosis (TB) cases each year, while around 12,000 people die from the disease, local media reported on Monday.

Poor diets threaten health more than malaria, tuberculosis, measles – new UN report

New York, Nov 8 (IBNS): With one-in-five deaths associated with poor-quality diets, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a co-authored report on Wednesday, urging policymakers to reduce food loss and waste, to improve access to nutritious and healthy food.

UN tuberculosis summit ‘historic opportunity’ to put response ‘back on track’: new WHO report

New York, Sept 19 (IBNS): Countries are not doing enough to end tuberculosis – the world’s deadliest infectious disease – by 2030, warned the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, at the release of the latest Global Tuberculosis Report.

‘Social drivers’ must be confronted in fight against tuberculosis says UN chief

New York, June 5 (IBNS): Winning the fight against Tuberculosis requires that “social drivers” of the disease – especially poverty and inequality – are tackled head on, the United Nations Secretary-General said today, urging greater efforts to provide universal health coverage and combat the growing threat of anti-microbial resistance.

Smartphone app keeps an ‘Eye’ on daily tuberculosis therapy

New York, Apr 27 (IBNS): Johns Hopkins researchers report success with a smart phone video-based app that substitutes for a daily in-person visit by a health careworker required for tuberculosis treatment known as directly observed therapy, or DOT.

‘Bold action’ needed to end tuberculosis, AIDS – UN

New York, Mar 24 (JEN): Claiming more than 4,500 lives daily, tuberculosis (TB) continues to be the top infectious killer worldwide as well as the leading cause of death among people living with HIV, the United Nations said Friday, ahead of World Tuberculosis Day.

Indian parliamentarians discuss the need for united action against TB

New Delhi, Aug 09 (ibns) Members of Parliament, representatives from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, USAID, The Union and Civil Society Organisations met on Aug 8 in New Delhi in a consultation to discuss urgent need for united action against TB.

67 million children are infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, says study

Sheffield, June 28 (IBNS) A new study examining the burden of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) across the globe has highlighted the importance of the disease among children.