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New TB Drugs Risk Becoming Ineffective If Misused, Lancet Report Warns

CIDRAP News: Report warns of rise in drug-resistant tuberculosis “A new report warns that some of the incremental progress made in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB) could be lost with the emergence and spread of drug-resistant strains of the disease…” (Dall, 3/23). Humanosphere: Emerging epidemic of multidrug-resistant TB ‘threatens…

News Outlets Examine Efforts To Prevent, Treat TB In Southeast Asian Nations

CNN: What happens when health care is scarce and TB rates are high “…TB is now the leading cause of death by an infectious disease, globally, and Cambodia has among the highest rates in the world, with 380 people estimated to be infected per 100,000 in the population in 2015.…

U.S. Government Should Commit More Funding, Scientific Research To TB Diagnosis, Treatment

Forbes: World TB Day — How Budget Cuts Threaten Progress In Tuberculosis Globally Judy Stone, Forbes contributor and infectious disease specialist “…For the first time in 40+ years, new drugs are being tested in major Phase III clinical trials against MDR (multidrug-resistant) and XDR (extensively drug-resistant) TB. But without pharma…

‘Science Speaks’ Examines CDC Report On Foreign-Born Individuals Diagnosed With TB

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: CDC: Domestic TB data shows need to expand screening, testing, treatment reach Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from a recent CDC report that says the number of foreign-born individuals diagnosed with TB more than 10 years after…

Ensuring Investments In TB R&D Critical To Confronting Drug Resistance

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Why Tuberculosis is an R&D priority On World TB Day, which takes place annually on March 24, Grania Brigden, lead of the 3P Project at the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease, discusses the importance of developing new treatments for TB and highlights a new…

Drug-Resistant TB Threatens Global Control Efforts, Researchers Warn In Lancet Report

The Guardian: Decades of TB progress threatened by drug-resistant bacteria, warn experts “The rise of multi-drug resistant bacteria threatens to overturn decades of progress on tuberculosis (TB), experts are warning. Multi-drug resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains of TB are causing increasing concern, says a new report in the…

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