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How charity is fuelling a superbug in India?

By Ruhi Khandar, The Ken

The evil superbug is on the lookout for new hosts. The hero has the weapon, he can conquer it, but only if he is willing. 1,520 more words

New Study shows Person-to-Person Transmission Driving XDR TB in South Africa

By Nicole Swartwood

A new study was published this week suggests that the epidemic of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is spreading in a high TB area of South Africa through person to person transmission. 285 more words

General- Environmental Determinants Of Infectious Diseases

Nandita: Deaf but not out

When she woke up after a short afternoon nap on November 22, 2013, two days after her 24th birthday, Nandita Venkatesan could see her mother and brother talking to her but could understand nothing; she could hear sounds but could not comprehend them. 1,127 more words

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DO WE LEARN IF WE DON'T REFLECT?

ISOLATING MULTI DRUG RESISTANT AND EXTREME RESISTANT PATIENTS

As a third year physiotherapy undergraduate I was placed at a long term TB hospital in Cape Town (DP Marais). 1,969 more words

The multi-drug resistent TB clinic and the Bitterness

Went to the multidrug resistant (mdr) tb clinic today in Greytown, about an hour away. Dr.E drove and when I got in his car he asked if I had my N95 mask (for protection against tb) with me. 576 more words

Global Health

Mr Modi, I'm tempted to say,"We told you so."

India has had more than a few “I told you so!” moments at the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health. For years now, the TB sector in India has been cautioning the government on the dangers of neglecting, or providing inadequate support, or even ignoring implementation gaps in TB control in India. 650 more words

TB And Media

About 0.5 million TB patients approaching RNTCP centres are not treated

In 2013, India had about 2.7 million people with TB, which is 23 per cent of the global burden of TB. India also accounted for 27 per cent (760,000) of the world’s “missing” patients — those may not have received effective TB care or may have received potentially suboptimal TB care in India’s private sector. 686 more words

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