Study shows high diabetes prevalence among India TB cases

Researchers at the World Health Organization recently released the results of a cross-sectional survey of tuberculosis patients in the state of Kerala, India, to determine the prevalence of diabetes mellitus. Read More »

Targeting TB neighborhoods could quicken TB elimination

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Verizon and UCSD partner in TB mobile phone project

The Verizon Foundation recently provided the University of California - San Diego School of Medicine with a $300,000 grant to help researchers scale-up a mobile phone-based tuberculosis project. Read More »

Adult hepatitis B antiviral safe and effective in teens

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CDC announces first participant in TBTC study

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Study: QuantiFERON-TB Gold test yields fewer false positives

A recent study conducted by Connecticut and Georgia researchers found that the QuantiFERON-TB Gold assay led to fewer false positives for tuberculosis than the tuberculin skin test. Read More »

U.S. to provide Xpert diagnostics to TB-afflicted nations

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief recently announced that it would spend $11 million to provide additional Xpert MTB/RIF tuberculosis assays and 450,000 test cartridges for 14 high-burden countries. Read More »

Analysis of Connecticut TB deaths shows missed opportunities

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CDC: Early flu season is intensifying

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Ireland experiences major drop in vaccine uptake

A recent study found that the vaccine uptake in Ireland for two childhood vaccines dropped significantly after a change to the immunization schedule in July 2008. Read More »

TB vaccine ready for testing on infants with HIV positive mothers

South African researchers are readying clinical trials to test a new tuberculosis vaccine for newborns of HIV-positive mothers. Read More »

University of Saskatchewan finds several students with latent TB after initial active case

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Dissident: Cuba kept cholera outbreak quiet to protect tourism

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Report calls for XDR-TB policy in India

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Scientists discover how molecules work together to kill P. falciparum

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Italian study finds influenza C in pneumonia patients

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Boston expands use of syndromic surveillance in public health

The Boston Public Health Commission is expanding the use of syndromic surveillance, a tracking system that helps local, regional and national health officials to monitor disease outbreaks, immunizations and illnesses. Read More »

Brazil may have kept mad cow disease secret

Brazil became the 26th country to report an incident of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also known as mad cow disease, last week in a cow that died two years ago. Read More »

Inovio synthetic flu vaccine shows promising results in elderly

Inovio Pharmaceuticals recently reported the results of a phase I clinical trial showing that its synthetic influenza vaccine is capable of providing better protection for the elderly than current vaccines alone. Read More »

NIAID-sponsored TB drug trials to begin in South Africa

A new clinical trial sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health will analyze an investiga Read More »