Tuberculosis

18 articles
Antibiotic Resistance & Tuberculosis
Nov 20, 2015 | Kara Sewalk

On October 28th 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a press statement that announced Tuberculosis (TB) now rivals HIV/AIDS as the...

The Quest for Big Data – Does it Ever End?
Jun 18, 2014 | Karen Biala

Perhaps more than ever before, massive amounts of health data are available at the click of a mouse. HealthMap, for example, utilizes an automated...

From the Agony of the Ancients to A Modern Mandate: March 24, World Tuberculosis Day
Mar 28, 2014 | Steven Purcell

We’ve been through this before here on The Disease Daily. Our avid readers know that tuberculosis has been around for centuries, though not always by...

Reports of Bovine Tuberculosis in County Durham, North East England
Nov 14, 2013 | Naomi Nkinsi

Reports of Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) in livestock from Northeast England’s County Durham have local farmers worried that infections could spread to...

Bacteria Without Borders: The Fight Against TB & Malaria
Jun 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

In this series on superbugs—meaning bacteria that are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics—we’ve looked at germs on a national level. But...

Tuberculosis: A Persistent Cough
Mar 22, 2013 | Jason Hayes

The disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a strain of mycobacteria, has many names. Over the last two millennia, we’ve called it phthisis,...

L.A.'s Skid Row Battles Tuberculosis Outbreak
Mar 5, 2013 | Katharina Schwan

Los Angeles is known for many things: movie stars, a mild climate, and poor air quality, to name a few. Yet, media headlines tend to skip over Los...

First New Tuberculosis Vaccine Trial in Nearly a Century Yields Disappointing Results
Feb 12, 2013 | Steven Purcell

The first major study in nearly a century intended to test a new tuberculosis vaccine in infants was ineffective. The ‘MVA85A’ vaccine had been the...

TB Rates Fall, But Many Hurdles Remain
Oct 26, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

The WHO published its annual Global Tuberculosis Report 2012 last week, providing a recap of the latest data and analysis regarding the tuberculosis...

England Launches Controversial Badger Cull to Stop Bovine TB
Sep 19, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

Officials in England have issued the first license for a cull of the badger population in Gloucestershire following an outbreak of bovine...

Tuberculosis Without a Cure: TDR or XDR?
Sep 11, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

There is an overwhelming number of acronyms for the various forms of tuberculosis, and some debate about which strain coincides with what acronym....

Tuberculosis in Florida and Nowhere to go for Treatment
Jul 11, 2012 | Catherine Stecyk

Tuberculosis, the disease once known as consumption, has remained a global source of concern for centuries. And in Florida, the public-health issue...

TB Outbreak in China's Anhui Province
Jun 7, 2012 | Chenlong Zuo

  The Anhui Provincial Health Disease Control Departments have confirmed 29 cases of tuberculosis, including 26 students and three teachers who all...

Patient Charged with Failing to Take TB Treatment
Jun 1, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

A California man infected with tuberculosis has been charged and jailed for not taking his TB medication. Prosecutors argue that Armando Rodriguez,...

Stop TB in My Lifetime
Mar 23, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

Every year on March 24, the Stop TB Partnership encourages us to observe World TB Day, a day designed to raise awareness and knowledge of the disease...

India's Government Denies Totally Drug-Resistant TB
Jan 24, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

On January 13, Healthmap reported on the emergence of totally drug resistant tuberculosis (TBR-TB) in Mumbai at the Hinduja National Hospital and...

Global Tuberculosis Cases Down for First Time Ever
Oct 19, 2011 | Jane Huston

Amid reports of outbreaks in Paris and high schools across the United States, the World Health Organization recently announced that the number of new...

Scores of Newborns Infected with TB in Rome Hospital
Sep 2, 2011 | Sumiko Mekaru

At least 79 infants born in Rome’s Gemelli Hospital have tested positive for tuberculosis (TB).  A nurse in the neonatal ward recently tested...