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Genome sequencing could replace standard test in drug-resistant TB

Genome sequencing could completely replace time consuming standard resistance testing in drug-resistant tuberculosisA new study published in the current issue of the New England...

Now, a new weapon against drug resistant TB, a new antibiotic

A new naturally occurring antibiotic called, kanglemycin A is effective against drug-resistant tuberculosis As drug resistant tuberculosis emerges as an increasingly bigger challenge in achieving...

Now, post office will take sputum sample for TB test

Pilot starts in Delhi for using Department of Post for transport of sputum specimen Now, the post office will transport your sputum sample for Tuberculosis...

New drugs could push drug resistant TB cure rates to 90%

Study published in The Lancet shows these drugs are more effective than the drugs traditionally used for the treatment of multi drug resistant TB The...

Boston varsity researchers devise way to monitor TB in real time

The study works on linking samples submitted for tuberculosis testing to enable national surveillance Boston University researchers have devised a way to link samples submitted...

Shorter treatment regimen equally effective for latent tuberculosis

New study on treatment of latent Tuberculosis shows a novel, short therapy is safer and more effective in children and adults than standard therapy As...

Now a mobile application for TB patients, pilot in Odisha

The app helps patients reach treatment centres, deal with complications Now, a mobile application will help TB patients track treatment centres and deal with their...

“Expecting 7 lakh TB cases to be notified by private sector”

Health ministry hopes the number of cases notified by the private sector will double Having made non-notification of tuberculosis a punishable offence through a notification...

Upping tuberculosis drug dose defeats disease faster

Increasing Rifampicin dosage shortens treatment period without side effects Increasing the daily dosage of a key tuberculosis antibiotic can contain the disease better and does...

India to partner private sector for JEET in TB fight

Joint Effort for Elimination of Tuberculosis (JEET) is the biggest public private partnership against TB India has launched a massive partnership with the private sector...

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ICFP 2018 comes to a close, Burkina Faso is the star...

A part of the 9 country Ouagadougou Partnership, it has the highest number of modern contraceptive users in the region The fifth International Conference on...