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The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new conditional recommendations for the use of a shorter treatment regimen in patients with Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

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Drug Resistant TB Detection No Longer A Sluggish Affair

The day is not far when the diagnosis of TB, both simple and drug-resistant will be buttoned up, all in a day’s span. ‘Diagnose and start treatment within a day’-this is the new mantra the Union Ministry of Health has come up with in order to put a check on the cases of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (DR-TB) in the country. 368 more words


A step closer to a safer, more efficacious TB vaccine

A potent vaccine against tuberculosis is getting readied at the Pune-based Serum Institute of India Limited. The institute started a ‘Phase 2b’ clinical trial in neonates in South Africa late last year using a novel, recombinant BCG (bacillus Calmette-Guérin) vaccine. 799 more words

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Pilot testing of bedaquiline drug on TB patients to start soon

A pilot programme to test the toxicity, particularly cardio-toxicity, of bedaquiline drug (used for combating multidrug-drug resistant TB) in the Indian population, assess its ability to achieve culture conversion and check the operational feasibility of using the drug to treat MDR-TB patients would start in India by the end of this month or on World TB day. 282 more words

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‘India’s fight against TB lacks punch’

“TB is the leading infectious killer, yet countries still follow old and dangerous polices,” MSF Access Campaign tweeted. In another tweet, MSF International said: “Outdated tuberculosis policies are risking further spread of drug-resistant TB.” 269 more words


Chennai city’s new strategy to eliminate TB

Thanks to the Zero TB Cities project, if all goes well, Chennai may drastically reduce TB mortality, shrink the number of new cases annually and impact TB prevalence in the city in a matter of 3-5 years. 1,128 more words


MDR-TB spreads less within households

Published in the Hindu on June 24, 2015

Unlike people with drug-susceptible TB, those with multi drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) are less likely to transmit disease to others living in the same household (also known as household contacts), a study published on June 23 in the journal PLOS Medicine found. 544 more words

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