Tuberculosis

Recent News

Jan 09, 2018

News Scan for Jan 09, 2018

More MERS in Saudi Arabia
Suspected VHF in South Sudan
Global flu rises
Migrant MDR-TB
Dec 13, 2017

News Scan for Dec 13, 2017

More puppy Campylobacter
Food safety panel phased out
Urine TB test developed
Zika vaccine durability
MenB vaccine in young adults
Dec 01, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 01, 2017

New TB molecular test
HIV drug resistance
Nov 27, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 27, 2017

Protecting the gut from antibiotics
Cost of C diff in kids
MDR-TB in Europe
Nov 17, 2017
TB xray

Global health ministers commit to end TB

Commitments included scaling up research investments and building a framework for country accountability on steps to reach the declaration's goals.

Nov 15, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 15, 2017

ECDC CRE guidance
European research funding
Optimal MDR-TB treatment
Nov 08, 2017

News Scan for Nov 08, 2017

H3N2 vaccine strain mutation
Marburg risk
Saudi MERS patterns
TB research funds
Nov 07, 2017

News Scan for Nov 07, 2017

More-resistant MDR-TB
Plague in Madagascar
More monkeypox in Nigeria
Dengue vaccine
Long-term West Nile damage
Nov 06, 2017

News Scan for Nov 06, 2017

Strep burden, resistance threat
Salmonella probe ends
Ebola susceptibility
MDR-TB in Minnesota
Oct 30, 2017
TB therapy

Despite progress, WHO paints 'grim' picture of global TB

2016 saw 10.4 million TB cases and 1.7 million deaths, with 490,000 multidrug-resistant cases.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Achar J, Hewison C, Cavalheiro AP, et al. Off-label use of bedaquiline in children and adolescents with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 31)

Adjemian J, Frankland TB, Daida YG, et al. Epidemiology of nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease and tuberculosis, Hawaii, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 3)

Aibana O, Bachmaha M, Krasiuk V, et al. Risk factors for poor multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Feb 7;17:129

Bastos ML, Cosme LB, Fregona G, et al. Treatment outcomes of MDR-tuberculosis patients in Brazil: a retrospective cohort analysis. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Nov 14;17:718

Belard S, Heller T, Orie V, et al. Sonographic findings of abdominal tuberculosis in children with pulmonary tuberculosis. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Dec 35(12):1224-6

Belknap R, Holland D, Feng PJ, et al. Self-administered versus directly observed once-weekly isoniazid and rifapentine treatment of latent tuberculosis infection: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2017 (published online Nov 7)

Benoit SR, Gregg EW, Jonnalagadda S, et al. Association of diabetes and tuberculosis disease among US-bound adult refugees, 2009-2014. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 26)

Blanco-Guillot F, Delgado-Sanchez G, Mongua-Rodriguez N, et al. Molecular clustering of patients with diabetes and pulmonary tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One 2017 Sep 13;12(9):e0184675

Bonnett LJ, Ken-Dror G, Koh G, et al. Comparing the efficacy of drug regimens for pulmonary tuberculosis: meta-analysis of endpoints in early phase clinical trials. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 10)

Bourdillon PM, Goncalves CCM, Pelissari DM, et al. Increase in tuberculosis cases among prisoners, Brazil, 2009-2014. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 26)

Bozorgmehr K, Razum O, Saure D, et al. Yield of active screening for tuberculosis among asylum seekers in Germany: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Euro Surveill 2017 Mar 23;22(12):pii=30491

Chen MY, Lo YC, Chen WC, et al. Recurrence after successful treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Taiwan. PLoS One 2017 Jan 26;12(1):e0170980

Dale KD, Tay EL, Trauer JM, et al. Comparing tuberculosis management under public and private healthcare providers: Victoria, Australia, 2002-2015. BMC Infect Dis 2017 May 3;17:324

de Vries G, Tsolova S, Anderson LF, et al. Health system factors influencing management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in four European Union countries — learning from country experiences. BMC Public Health 2017 Apr 19;17:334

de Vries SG, Cremers AL, Heuvelings CC, et al. Barriers and facilitators to the uptake of tuberculosis diagnostic and treatment services by hard-to-reach populations in countries of low and medium tuberculosis incidence: a systematic review of qualitative literature. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Mar 10)

Dheda K, Gumbo T, Maartens G, et al. The epidemiology, pathogenesis, transmission, diagnosis, and management of multidrug-resistant, extensively drug-resistant, and incurable tuberculosis. Lancet Respir Med 2017 (published online Mar 23)

Dobler CC, Farah WH, Alsawas M, et al. Tuberculin skin test conversions and occupational exposure risk in US healthcare workers. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 4)

Eshetie S, Bizachew M, Dagnew M, et al. Multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Ethiopian settings and its association with previous history of anti-tuberculosis treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Mar 20;17:219

Folkvardsen DB, Norman A, Andersen AB, et al. Genomic epidemiology of a major Mycobacterium tuberculosis outbreak: retrospective cohort study in a low incidence setting using sparse time-series sampling. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jun28)

Getnet F, Sileshi H, Seifu W, et al. Do retreatment tuberculosis patients need special treatment response follow-up beyond the standard regimen? Finding of five-year retrospective study in pastoralist setting. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Dec 12;17:762

Goyal V, Kadam V, Narang P, et al. Prevalence of drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis in India: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health 2017 Oct 17;17:817

Guthrie JL, Kong C, Roth D, et al. Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in British Columbia, Canada — a 10-year retrospective study. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 21)

Hansen SG, Zak DE, Xu G, et al. Prevention of tuberculosis in rhesus macaques by a cytomegalovirus–based vaccine. Nat Med 2018 (published online Jan 15)

Heuvelings CC, de Vries SG, Greve PF, et al. Effectiveness of interventions for diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in hard-to-reach populations in countries of low and medium tuberculosis incidence: a systematic review. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Mar 10)

Hollo V, Beaute J, Kodmon C, et al. Tuberculosis notification rate decreases faster in residents of native origin than in residents of foreign origin in the EU/EEA, 2010 to 2015. Euro Surveill 2017 Mar 23;22(12):pii=30486

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