News & Perspective

Aug 20, 2018

Aug 20, 2018
MDR-TB detection

WHO revises MDR-TB treatment with focus on oral drugs

The changes prioritize newer medications and oral regimens over injectable drugs.

Jul 11, 2018

Jul 11, 2018
Tuberculosis in lungs

South African TB study finds lower death rate with bedaquiline

"Our results justify consideration for revised recommendations from WHO and wider use of bedaquiline," the authors write.

Nov 17, 2017

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.

Oct 30, 2017

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.

Oct 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017
Pulmonary tuberculosis

Studies show rise in drug-resistant TB in India, China

Almost a third of TB cases in India are multidrug-resistant, and rates are climbing in Chinese kids.

Sep 14, 2017

Sep 14, 2017
DNA amplification test

New rapid molecular test for MDR-TB shows promise

The fast, automated assay performs well against gold standard TB tests.

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.

Aug 01, 2017

Aug 01, 2017
Tuberculosis chest x-ray

New treatments for MDR-, XDR-TB show promise in small studies

The drugs studied are bedaquiline and delamanid, both drugs of last resort.

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.

Mar 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017
Drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Report warns of rise in drug-resistant tuberculosis

About 20% of TB cases globally are resistant, and 5% are resistant to both isoniazid and rifampicin.

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