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Global TB report reveals rate of diagnosis for multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) cases is heading in the wrong direction.

According to the World Health Organization’s World Tuberculosis Report 2015, released 28 October, only one in four (26%) of the 480,000 people estimated to have developed multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) in 2014 was diagnosed.  370 more words


Peru's Uphill Struggle with TB

With a population of almost thirty-one million, Peru is the fifth largest country in Latin America in terms of body politics. However, when it comes to tuberculosis, Peru has the highest rate of infection. 495 more words


If I had the luxury of a choice between being infected with TB or HIV, I think I’d choose HIV. Most of my patients don’t have that choice; if you have HIV, you have a 50% chance of developing TB. 1,577 more words


Breaking the bad news

Counselled my first MDR-TB patient today.  Let’s call her Sue (that s not her name).  Sue was a healthy young lady.  She still is.  She couldn’t understand how she could have such a terrible disease when she feels fine and not even coughing.   248 more words


Voices that count

A couple of months ago, I started to get irritated with Facebook. {I blame the preggie hormones} About a week ago,I decided to leave Facebook for awhile, just until I am more my usual self. 1,240 more words


6 Month Anniversary

Today is officially my 6 month anniversary since I left home in October. I have to say, that time flies. When I look back at myself when I arrived, it`s hard to believe that was only 6 months ago. 1,454 more words

Jess Potter and Will Ricketts featured in Thorax for work on TB drug monographs

In this month’s Thorax, North East Thames trainees are once again prominent, with an open access article on guidance for adverse effect monitoring in multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). 152 more words