Recent News

Mar 21, 2019
Lung x-ray on tablet

TB in US at all-time low, but global decline small

As has been the case, California, Florida, New York, and Texas reported half of all TB cases.

Mar 21, 2019

News Scan for Mar 21, 2019

CDC updates Zika guidelines
Investments to end TB
Foodborne disease in soldiers
Yellow fever vaccine in Sudan
Cryptosporidium in groundwater
Mar 20, 2019

News Scan for Mar 20, 2019

Gloves, gowns, and MDROs
WHO drug-resistant TB guidelines
Antibiotic development partnership
Lung disease bacteria in tap water
Mar 19, 2019
Using stethoscope to assess lungs

Report highlights success, challenges in fight to end TB

Though incidence is down, treatment success for resistant strains is low.

Mar 14, 2019
Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria

Trial data support shorter drug-resistant TB regimen

Short-course therapy led to a favorable outcome in 79% of patients, compared with 80% in long-course patients.

Mar 11, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 11, 2019

VA outpatient prescribing
FDA to review new TB drug
Feb 08, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 08, 2019

Inadequate TB drug-susceptibility testing
New UK guidance on antibiotics for acute cough
Jan 09, 2019
Doctor prescribing using electronic tablet

Study sheds more light on delamanid role in treating MDR-TB

Safety profile was good, and sensitivity analysis favored delamanid as part of MDR-TB treatment.

Dec 03, 2018

News Scan for Dec 03, 2018

Severe Zika thrombocytopenia
Polio outbreak over in Syria
UK vaccine center, more CEPI funds
TB funding climbs
Nov 02, 2018

News Scan for Nov 02, 2018

Polio in 4 countries
Avian flu in Minnesota, Vietnam
Testing for very resistant TB
New CWD type in moose?

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Abubakar I, Drobnieswki F, Southern J, et al. Prognostic value of interferon-gamma release assays and tuberculin skin test in predicting the development of active tuberculosis (UK PREDICT TB): a prospective cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis 2018 (published online Aug 30)

Acosta F, Agapito J, Cabibbe AM, et al. Exportation of MDR TB to Europe from setting with actively transmitted persistent strains in Peru. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jan 31)

Ahmad N, Ahuja SD, Akkerman OW, et al. Treatment correlates of successful outcomes in pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: an individual patient data meta-analysis. Lancet 2018 Sep 8;392(10150):821-34

Anaraki S, Bell AJ, Perkins S, et al. Expected background rates of latent TB infection in London inner city schools: lessons from a TB contact investigation exercise in a secondary school. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Aug 23)

Baya B, Achenbach CJ, Kone B, et al. Clinical risk factors associated with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Mali. Int J Infect Dis 2019 (published online Feb 14)

Bei C, Fu M, Zhang Y, et al. Mortality and associated factors of patients with extensive drug-resistant tuberculosis: an emerging public health crisis in China. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Jun 7;18:261

Brynildsrud OB, Pepperell CS, Suffys P, et al. Global expansion of Mycobacteium tuberculosis lineage 4 shaped by colonial migration and local adaptation. Sci Adv 2018 Oct 17;4(10):eaat5869

Campbell JR, Johnston JC, Cook VJ, et al. Cost-effectiveness of latent tuberculosis infection screening before immigration to low-incidence countries. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Feb 28)

Chaisson LH, Duong D, Cattamanchi A, et al. Association of rapid molecular testing with duration of respiratory isolation for patients with possible tuberculosis in a US hospital. JAMA Intern Med 2018 Oct;178(10):1380-8

Chakravarti A, Soualhine H, Sharma M, et al. Indigenous transmission of Mycobacterium africanum in Canada: a case series and cluster analysis. Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 (published online Mar 7)

Chen H, Wang T, Liu L, et al. Trend in risk of delay in diagnosis of new pulmonary tuberculosis in northwest China from 2008 to 2017. BMC Infect Dis 2019 Jan 30;19:100

Chung CL, Chen YF, Lin YT, et al. Outcome of untreated lung nodules with histological but no microbiological evidence of tuberculosis. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Oct 23;18:530

Conlangeli R, Jedrey H, Kim S, et al. Bacterial factors that predict relapse after tuberculosis therapy. N Engl J Med 2018 Aug 30;379(9):823-33

Cormier M, Schwartzman K, N'Diaye DS, et al. Proximate determinants of tuberculosis in indigenous peoples worldwide: a systematic review. Lancet Glob Health 2019

Davidson JA, Thomas HL, Maguire H, et al. Understanding TB transmission in the UK: findings from six years of MIRU-VNTR strain typing, 2010 to 2015. Am J Epidemiol 2018 (published online Jun 7)

Deshpande D, Pasipanodya JG, Srivastava S, et al. Minocycline immunomodulates via sonic hedgehog signaling and apoptosis and has direct potency against drug-resistant tuberculosis. J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Dec 28)

Desissa F, Workineh T, Beyene T. Risk factors for the occurrence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among patients undergoing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment in East Shoa, Ethiopia. BMC Public Health 2018 Apr 2;18:422

Diallo T, Adjobimey M, Ruslami R, et al. Safety and side effects of rifampin versus isoniazid in children. N Engl J Med 2018 Aug 2;379(5):454-63

Dirlikov E, Thomas D, Yost D, et al. Tuberculosis surveillance and control, Puerto Rico, 1898-2015. (Historical review) Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Feb 4)

Dorjee K, Topgyal S, Dorjee C, et al. High prevalence of active and latent tuberculosis in children and adolescents in Tibetan schools in India: the Zero TB Kids initiative in Tibetan refugee children. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Nov 20)

Dousa KM, Hamad A, Albirair M, et al. Impact of diabetes mellitus on the presentation and response to treatment of adults with pulmonary tuberculosis in Qatar. Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 (published online Dec 19)

Duque-Silva A, Hampole V, Cheng YN, et al. Outcomes of pediatric central nervous system tuberculosis in California, 1993-2011. J Pediatr Infect Dis Soc 2018 (published online Sep 4)

Eshetie S, Alebel A, Wagnew F, et al. Current treatment of multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Ethiopia: an aggregated and individual patients’ data analysis for outcome and effectiveness of the current regimens. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Sep 27;18:486

Faust L, McCarthy A, Schreiber Y. Recommendations for the screening of paediatric latent tuberculosis infection in indigenous communities: a systematic review of screening strategies among high-risk groups in low-incidence countries. BMC Public Health 2018 Aug 6;18:979

Fox GJ, Nguyen VN, Dinh NS, et al. Post-treatment mortality among patients with tuberculosis: a prospective cohort study of 10,964 patients in Vietnam. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 7)

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