Sunday, 19 August 2012

TUBERCULOSIS: week's articles

New approach detects resistant tuberculosis faster
Vaccine News Daily (blog)
During the 19th and 20th centuries, tuberculosis took a billion lives. Only
when newly developed antibiotics were developed in the 1950s did it become
possible to fight the disease. The treatment was so successful that the
World Health ...
<http://vaccinenewsdaily.com/vaccine_development/319616-new-approach-detects-resistant-tuberculosis-faster/>
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Tuberculosis cases are more plentiful in states along the US-México border
Borderzine
And thank God it's dormant, we don't want it to be awaken,” Dr. Eva Moya,
assistant professor at the University of Texas at El Paso who has been
involved with Tuberculosis research and advocacy since 2005, said. In 2010
there were 8.8 million reported ...
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UK visa: Tuberculosis screening for Indians soon
Economic Times
LONDON: From Thursday onwards, Indian citizens seeking to enter Britain for
more than six months will need to be screened for tuberculosis before they
are granted a visa, official sources said. The costs of screening and
subsequent treatment will be ...
<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/nri/visa-and-immigration/uk-visa-tuberculosis-screening-for-indians-soon/articleshow/15479753.cms>
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Super Park employee tests positive for tuberculosis
KSDK
St. Louis County (KSDK) - The St. Louis County Department of Health is
investigating an active case of tuberculosis. A spokesperson for the
department says the infected person works at one of the airport parking
areas, but declined to specify which one.
<http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/333548/3/Super-Park-employee-tests-positive-for-tuberculosis>
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TB is very much alive at Olive View-UCLA hospital in Sylmar
Los Angeles Times
When a chest X-ray at a Santa Monica health center revealed a shadow in his
lungs, he was quickly transferred to a highly specialized tuberculosis ward
25 miles across the county at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar.
Doctors think the bacterial ...
<http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tb-olive-view-20120819,0,6440896.story>
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Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc., receives grant to continue development of ...
Vaccine News Daily (blog)
Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc., and SRI International have received a
second grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
to continue a joint development of an information repository and software
to identify novel ...
<http://vaccinenewsdaily.com/medical_countermeasures/319661-collaborative-drug-discovery-inc-receives-grant-to-continue-development-of-tools-for-researching-tuberculosis/>
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The TB outbreak and future care
Sun-Sentinel
During the past month, we learned about an outbreak of tuberculosis cases
in the Jacksonville area going back to 2008. Newspapers and the Center for
Disease Control (CDC) reported that it was the largest outbreak of TB in
the United States in 20 years.
<http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/fl-readersview-tb-fri0817-20120817,0,4762245.story>
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The latent threat of tuberculosis
Chemistry World
But the current WHO guidelines for managing tuberculosis describe it as
'treatable and curable', so why is it still such a worldwide problem?
Control of any infectious disease can be divided into three areas:
prevention (including vaccination ...
<http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2012/08/drug-resistant-tb>
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We Should Urgently Integrate TB-HIV Care
AllAfrica.com
Tuberculosis (TB) is responsible for 60 percent of the deaths among persons
living with HIV/AIDS. Given this relationship, the World Health
Organization (WHO) recommends that care services are integrated between the
two conditions. Uganda has ...
<http://allafrica.com/stories/201208170091.html>
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Volodymyr Gorzheyev: 20 years ago animals used to infect people with ...
ForUm
Indeed, 20 years ago animals used to infect people with tuberculosis,
nowadays it is vice versa - owners infect their animals. However, there are
no grounds for panic. All cattle stocks of the public sector have been
checked and cleared. We have only ...
<http://en.for-ua.com/interview/2012/08/14/142524.html>
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The Miracle Cure That's Hiding In Plain Sight
Gizmodo Australia
BCG is first and foremost the world's most common tuberculosis vaccine, and
was first used in humans all the way back in 1921. Made from a weakened
strain of live bovine tuberculosis bacteria, it's been show to be up to 80
per cent effective in ...
<http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2012/08/the-miracle-cure-thats-hiding-in-plain-sight/>
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TB screening for Indians soon in UK
The Asian Age
The tuberculosis screening programme is being rolled out in the countries
over the next 18 months Currently there are screening facilities at British
airports, which will be removed under the programme. The measure is
expected to save 40 million pounds.
<http://www.asianage.com/india/tb-screening-indians-soon-uk-499>
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New technology to detect resistant TB bacteria developed
Indian Express
Scientists have developed a new technique to detect tuberculosis bacteria
which survive the treatment, paving the way for effectively treating TB
bacilli resistant to antibodies. Researchers from the Antwerp Institute of
Tropical Medicine have created ...
<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/new-technology-to-detect-resistant-tb-bacteria-developed/987381/>
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Carrots bred to prevent tuberculosis
agprofessional.com
Scientists in Kazakhstan have bred carrots to contain an anti-tuberculosis
vaccine. The scientists injected the tuberculosis germ into a root crop to
create an edible vaccine. “Interest in vaccines based on transgenic
plants is very high in the world ...
<http://www.agprofessional.com/news/Carrots-bred-to-prevent-tuberculosis-165981686.html?ref=686>
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Treatment for multi drug resistant TB now available in UP
Times of India
LUCKNOW: The complete treatment for multi drug resistant tuberculosis is
now available in UP. The facility is available at King Georges Medical
University's Intermediate Reference Laboratory (IRL), which detects the
bacteria of MDR TB. The lab has also ...
<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Treatment-for-multi-drug-resistant-TB-now-available-in-UP/articleshow/15473413.cms>
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New Simple Technique for Detection of Living Tuberculosis Bacilli
TopNews United States
A new technology has been developed, for which scientist have claimed that
it will be able to identify tuberculosis bacteria, which are resistant to
antibodies. The new technology is being considered as a major breakthrough
that will help develop ...
<http://topnews.us/content/249948-new-simple-technique-detection-living-tuberculosis-bacilli>
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Trenton health director pushes for overhaul of clinic, service to community
The Times of Trenton - NJ.com
TRENTON — After years of funding cuts forced the city's North Broad
Street health center to trim its staff and significantly reduce specialized
services for children, expectant mothers, people with tuberculosis and
other populations, Trenton's new ...
<http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2012/08/trenton_health_director_pushes.html>
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Hospitals Do Not Have TB Drugs for Children
AllAfrica.com
Medical experts have expressed concern over the reported lack of RHZ, a
drug that is usuall given to children suffering from tuberculosis, in a
number of hospitals. Dr. Fred Miti, the tuberculosis and leprosy supervisor
at Mubende Hospital said the ...
<http://allafrica.com/stories/201208171134.html>
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TB vaccine may help diabetes patients produce insulin
Vaccine News Daily (blog)
Harvard University researchers are raising money to conduct an experiment
on whether a long-used tuberculosis vaccine may also help reverse Type 1
diabetes and eliminate the life-long need for insulin injections. Daily
insulin injections are needed in ...
<http://vaccinenewsdaily.com/vaccine_development/319615-tb-vaccine-may-help-diabetes-patients-produce-insulin/>
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Tuberculosis cases in Portugal?
Expat Forum
I just read about tuberculosis and I'm so surprised that there are so many
cases in Portugal! Why are there so many cases in the Porto and Lisbon
areas? Any idea? How good is the health system in Portugal? Thank you!
share post Share. Share this post ...
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Saving lives in developing countries
Invest in Australia
A new scheme providing access to vital medicines to sufferers of HIV/AIDS,
malaria, tuberculosis and other diseases in developing countries is being
proposed in legislation intended to be introduced by the Federal Government
later this year.
<http://www.investinaustralia.com/news/saving-lives-developing-countries-12c3>
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Badger Trust warns against gassing badgers
FarmersWeekly
The Badger Trust has distanced itself from a new farmer organisation that
is pushing for trials into the gassing of setts of badgers infected with
bovine tuberculosis. The newly formed Badger Welfare Association (BWA),
founded by Somerset dairy farmer ...
<http://www.fwi.co.uk/Articles/15/08/2012/134552/Badger-Trust-warns-against-gassing-badgers.htm>
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Brian May's Olympics badger badge sparks anger and praise
The Week UK
The legendary guitarist, who also has a PhD in astrophysics, has been
vociferous in his opposition to the Government's controversial plan to
conduct scientific trials aimed at fighting bovine tuberculosis. The trials
will involve culling thousands of ...
<http://www.theweek.co.uk/olympics/48452/brian-mays-olympics-badger-badge-sparks-anger-and-praise>
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Headed In The Right Direction: The Lifesaving Impact Of US Global Health ...
Huffington Post
The success of Reach Out Mbuya reflects the success of U.S. efforts to
promote better global health through support for the President's Emergency
Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,
Tuberculosis and Malaria. Both programs ...
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-derrick/lifesaving-impact-global-health_b_1772999.html>
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Marikina to hold seminars to fight TB
Philippine Information Agency
MARIKINA CITY, Aug 17 (PIA) -- The city government of Marikina, the City
Health Office (CHO), and the World Vision Philippines will conduct a series
of seminars to help educate Marikina residents on how to prevent and fight
the dreaded tuberculosis (TB).
<http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=241345174363>
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Aklan to implement TB program in prison
Philippine Information Agency
KALIBO, Aklan, Aug 14 (PIA) -- The Aklan Provincial Health Office (PHO) in
coordination with the Provincial Tuberculosis Council will implement the TB
in Prison Program at the Aklan Rehabilitation Center and the Bureau of Jail
Management and Penology ...
<http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=961344926713>
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Bay student diagnosed with TB
SunLive
TB is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Toi Te Ora
Public Health says it can be treated successfully with antibiotics. “The
student is being treated for the illness and the school is working closely
with the public health service to ...
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=== Blogs - 7 new results for [Tuberculosis] ===

Lymph node aspirates in Tuberculosis ... - Nachrichten Heute
By onlinedienst
Lymph node tuberculosis is not infrequent in Sub-Saharan Africa. Even
though precise figures do not exist, the incidence can be estimated to be
between 10 and 25% of all TB cases. However: - 3% of all Tuberculosis cases
worldwide are ...
<http://oraclesyndicate.twoday.net/stories/129657753/>
Nachrichten Heute (Nachrichten Heute ...
<http://oraclesyndicate.twoday.net/>

Workplace programmes for HIV and tuberculosis: A systematic ...
By gary
Workplace programmes for HIV and tuberculosis: A systematic review to
support development of international guidelines for the health workforce.
Posted on August 14, 2012 by gary. AIDS Care, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-19,
Ahead of Print.
<http://ifp.nyu.edu/2012/journal-article-abstracts/workplace-programmes-for-hiv-and-tuberculosis-a-systematic-review-to-support-development-of-international-guidelines-for-the-health-workforce/>
information for practice
<http://ifp.nyu.edu/>

CDC conducts TB infection control training course : Kaieteur News
By KNews
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in
collaboration with the Ministry of Health conducted a three-day training
program on “Tuberculosis Infection Control for Health Care Workers.”
During the August 13-15 ...
<http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2012/08/18/cdc-conducts-tb-infection-control-training-course/>
Kaieteur News
<http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/>

H5N1: Uganda: Hospitals do not have TB drugs for children
By Crof
Via New Vision: Hospitals do not have TB drugs for children. Medical
experts have expressed concern over the reported lack of RHZ, a drug that
is usuall given to children suffering from tuberculosis, in a number of
hospitals. Dr. Fred...
<http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/2012/08/uganda-hospitals-do-not-have-tb-drugs-for-children.html>
H5N1
<http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/>

H5N1: Uganda: We should urgently integrate TB-HIV care
By Crof
Via The Observer, an interview: We should urgently integrate TB-HIV care.
Excerpt: Tuberculosis (TB) is responsible for 60 percent of the deaths
among persons living with HIV/AIDS. Given this relationship, the World
Health Organization ...
<http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/2012/08/uganda-we-should-urgently-integrate-tb-hiv-care.html>
H5N1
<http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/>

The Report of WHO Drug Resistance Surveillance on Tuberculosis in
By Medical
Objectives:To understand the magnitude and pattern of drug resistant
tuberculosis in Xinjiang, and to evaluate the effectiveness of TB control
program To provide scientific basis for formulating and revising related
policies. Methods:30 clusters ...
<http://www.res-medical.com/medical-paper/117721>
Medical Research
<http://www.res-medical.com/>

Internship Opportunities with Operation Asha in India for Students ...
By Sherry Gray
Operation ASHA's mission is to eliminate tuberculosis among disadvantaged
communities. We do this by providing treatment, counseling, education, and
supportive services to tuberculosis patients in the communities where we
work. We also ...
<http://blog.lib.umn.edu/gpa/globalnotes/2012/08/internship-opportunities-with-1.php>
Global Notes
<http://blog.lib.umn.edu/gpa/globalnotes/>

=== Web - 11 new results for [Tuberculosis] ===

Super Park employee tests positive for tuberculosis | ksdk.com
They also note that many individuals were immunized against tuberculosis as
... It warns an unnamed colleague has had tuberculosis and that a small
group of ...
<http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/333548/3/Airport-employee-tests-positive-for-tuberculosis>

Tuberculosis innovation at CSU: Life saving. World Changing.
Although tuberculosis has existed for thousands of years, there have been
few medical advancements in tuberculosis prevention and treatment in the
last half ...
<http://www.today.colostate.edu/story.aspx?id=7519>

Pediatric Tuberculosis | Nemours
Nemours' pulmonologists treat pediatric tuberculosis by evaluating and
diagnosing children who react positively to the tuberculin skin test (PPD).
<http://www.nemours.org/service/medical/tuberculosis.html>

BMC Public Health | Abstract | The effect of Tuberculosis and ...
Tuberculosis (TB) presents a serious problem in Mozambique. HIV prevalence
among TB patients is estimated at 47%. A delay in having their first CD4+
cell ...
<http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/670>

Ahead of Print - Evaluation of Immigrant Tuberculosis Screening in ...
In industrialized countries, tuberculosis (TB) cases are concentrated among
immigrants and driven by reactivation of imported latent TB infection
(LTBI).
<http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/18/9/12-0128.htm>

WHO e-Recruit - Medical Officer - Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis ...
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major public health problems in Pakistan.
Pakistan ranks 6th amongst the high burden TB countries in the world and
harbors 61% ...
<https://erecruit.who.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?o_c=1000&jobinfo_uid_c=26466&vaclng=en>

Newborns potentially exposed to tuberculosis at Toronto hospital
Eighty-seven babies are being tested for tuberculosis after a nurse at
Toronto's Scarborough General Hospital tested positive for the disease.
<http://digitaljournal.com/article/330179>

Pre-entry tuberculosis (TB) screening in India - Lexology
Following the Government's announcement in May 2012 that TB screening would
be extended to 67 countries, including India, the UKBA has now announced
its ...
<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=d599df72-499c-4a4f-8e09-16c4b5dcf5b9>

Articles tagged "tuberculosis" | VICE
Swaziland's Deadly TB Nightmare. Sometimes it's incurable and if you can
survive it, the medicine makes you deaf and psychotic. Full story. 2012 Aug
16 ...
<http://www.vice.com/en_se/tag/tuberculosis>

6 Test Positive for Tuberculosis in Wichita Falls
6 people have tested positive for tuberculosis in Wichita Falls , but that
does not mean the disease is active in those 6. The testing stems from a
possible case of ...
<http://texomashomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=193602>

isoniazid medication for tuberculosis. Leading UK Chemist and ...
isoniazid medication for tuberculosis -- Order The Cheapest. isoniazid
medication for tuberculosis * FDA approved pharmacy: isoniazid medication
for ...
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