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China: Hard-to-Cure TB Poses New Global Health Threat

On April 1, health ministers from countries among those worst-hit by TB will gather in Beijing for a World Health Organization conference to plan how best to battle the disease over the next five years. In 2007, an estimated half-million people were ...

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Doctors Fear Untreatable Russia Tuberculosis Boom

Post-Soviet medical mismanagement of tuberculosis in Russia has allowed an explosive TB epidemic to break out, and international health experts are particularly concerned about increasing multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB among prisoners and the homeless...

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Virginia: Health Officials Investigating TB Positives at Women's Prison

On Friday, Virginia prison officials halted inmate transfers and family visitation at the state's four women's prisons, citing an "unusually high number" of positive tests for TB exposure at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women in Goochland. Mi...

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Iraq: Soldiers at Risk for Contracting TB

Large numbers of Iraqi soldiers and civilians are infected with tuberculosis and pose a long-term health risk to allied forces, said Dr. Paul Dungan, director of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, at a World TB Day conference in Oklahoma Cit...

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Colorado State University Team Gets $3 Million to Study Vaccines for TB

Researchers at Colorado State University and around the world have been working to develop more effective, longer lasting tuberculosis vaccines. BCG, the vaccine used to inoculate people against the disease, was developed in the 1920s. "It seems to p...

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Illinois: Mobile Clinic to Fight TB in Cook County

The Suburban Cook County, Ill., Sanitarium District will soon start a mobile clinic to reach immigrants who contracted TB in their native countries and have settled in Chicago suburbs, far from traditional clinics set up to treat them. In suburban Co...

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Officials Pave Way for World Health Organization TB Loan

On Friday, international and Russian health officials agreed on a TB program that should pave the way for the release of a stalled World Bank loan for fighting the disease. Wieslaw Jakubowiak, the World Health Organization's TB program director in Mo...

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Tuberculosis: New Drug Class Investigated Through Public-Private Partnership

A June 21 press release from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) described a collaboration between government and industry which produced an experimental drug candidate which may be the first new kind of tuberculosi...