Category Archives: Tuberculosis

Focus on Global Health Security

The Global Fund, May 2018 4 pp. 1.1 MB https://www.theglobalfund.org/media/7318/publication_globalhealthsecurity_focuson_en.pdf Microbes do not stop at national borders, so an infectious disease threat anywhere is a threat everywhere. Making our world safer from epidemics means strengthening the capacity of countries to … Continue reading

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Latent TB Infection: Updated and consolidated guidelines for programmatic management

by Yohhei Hamada, Haileyesus Getahun, Mario Raviglione et al. World Health Organization, 2018 79 pp. 609 kB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/260233/1/9789241550239-eng.pdf?ua=1 These new guidelines supersede previous WHO policy documents on the management of Latent TB Infection (LTBI) in people living with HIV, household … Continue reading

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Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe, 2018

by Vahur Hollo, Andrei Dadu, Phillip Zucs et al. WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), 2018 206 pp. 16 MB https://ecdc.europa.eu/sites/portal/files/documents/ecdc-tuberculosis-surveillance- monitoring-Europe-2018-19mar2018.pdf The overall aim of TB surveillance is to … Continue reading

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SACEMA Quarterly Special Issue: Tuberculosis

http://sacemaquarterly.com/ 15 March 2018 About seventy thousand years ago our species, Homo sapiens sapiens, left Africa to colonize the world but coming with us on our journey was Mycobacterium tuberculosis or TB; we have lived and evolved with TB for … Continue reading

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Reimagining the Research Approach to Tuberculosis

by Anthony S. Fauci and Robert W. Eisinger Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 98(3), 2018, pp. 650–652 3 pp. 63.5 KB http://www.ajtmh.org/docserver/fulltext/14761645/98/3/tpmd170999.pdf? expires=1520892927&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=A8FD3CF5DCAED950C97A910 432B20405 Controlling and ultimately ending tuberculosis (TB) as a public health scourge will require a multifaceted and … Continue reading

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Rapid Protective Effects of Early BCG on Neonatal Mortality Among Low Birth Weight Boys: Observations From Randomized Trials

by Sofie Biering-Sørensen, Kristoffer Jarlov Jensen, Ivan Monterio et al. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 217, Issue 5, 14 February 2018 8 pp. 347 kB https://academic.oup.com/jid/article-pdf/217/5/759/23933174/jix612.pdf Three randomized trials (RCTs) in low-weight (<2.5 kg) infants have shown that Bacille … Continue reading

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A Neglected Epidemic

by Barry R. Bloom N Engl J Med 378;3  – January 18, 2018 3 pp. 162 kB http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMe1714609 Imagine a global epidemic with more than 10 million new cases and 1.7 million deaths in a single year, far greater than … Continue reading

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Tuberculosis patient cost surveys: a handbook

by Inés Garcia Baena, Andrew Siroka, Amy Collins et al. World Health Organization, 2017 112 pp. 1.9 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259701/1/9789241513524-eng.pdf?ua=1 This handbook builds on lessons learned from surveys implemented 2015-2017 and advice provided by the Global task force on TB patient … Continue reading

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Pocket Guide for Peer Education Program to Reduce TB and HIV Risks in Tanzania Prisons

by Beati Mboya, Peter Maro, John Gulaka et al. Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project, August 2017 194 pp. 1.9 MB https://aidsfree.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/2017.8.4_pe-pocket-guide-engrev.pdf The objectives of this program are to encourage behaviour change among inmates and prison … Continue reading

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Oxford vaccine study highlights pick and mix approach to preclinical research

by Deborah Cohen BMJ 2018; 360 – Published 10 January 2018 9 pp. 1.2 MB http://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/360/bmj.j5845.full.pdf Researchers were disappointed when a clinical trial of a new tuberculosis vaccine failed to show benefit, but should it have gone ahead when animal … Continue reading

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