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Aug 04, 2017

Aug 04, 2017
Sample of DNA

CDC to invest millions in enhanced antibiotic resistance testing

Funds will help combat resistance, launch a TB surveillance center.

Mar 24, 2017

Mar 24, 2017
TB screening

Tuberculosis declines in US, Europe, but issues remain

TB cases among people of foreign origin pose problems for disease elimination, officials say.

Jan 20, 2017

Jan 20, 2017
TB bacteria

Highly drug-resistant TB spreading person to person: study

TB resistant to at least 4 antibiotics is primarily spreading person to person in South Africa.

Dec 08, 2016

Dec 08, 2016
Pulmonary tuberculosis x-ray

Guidance: Newer tests recommended for TB diagnosis

The guidelines include testing for latent TB, which may affect as many as 13 million Americans.

Sep 07, 2016

Sep 07, 2016
Mycobacterium tuberculosis

New TB screening guidance comes with challenges

Experts say screening at-risk adults for latent TB likely yields moderate benefits.

Mar 24, 2016

Mar 24, 2016
Blood vials

On World TB Day, predictive test raises new hope

Key blood markers may be able to predict for whom latent TB will turn into an active infection.

Dec 23, 2015

Dec 23, 2015
Tuberculosis

White House unveils plan for battling MDR-TB

The plan is part of the president's overarching efforts, first announced last fall, to tackle antibiotic resistance.

Mar 19, 2015

Mar 19, 2015
Mycobacterium tuberculosis highly magnified

US says TB decline is slowing; WHO offers ambitious goals

The decline of US TB cases showed signs of slowing last year, as the WHO sets an ambitious goal of reducing global TB cases by 90% in 20 years.

Mar 20, 2014

Mar 20, 2014
TB-infected lung tissue

TB keeps dropping in US, but unevenly

TB continued its 20-year decline, dropping 4.2%, but the reduction was less in foreign-born residents.

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