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TUBERCULOSIS NEWS

World Tuberculosis Day 2020: 'Healthy, balanced diet need of the hour'

March 24, 2020 5:27 pm

What should a TB patient's diet comprise of? Find out.

World Tuberculosis Day 2020: Patients should follow hand hygiene, cough etiquette

March 24, 2020 3:00 pm

When those with lung TB, for instance, cough, sneeze or spit, the TB germs are released into the air, which in turn, could be inhaled by another person and infect him or her.

Response to COVID-19 shows India has the political will to control infectious diseases

March 14, 2020 9:59 am

All comparisons between COVID-19 and TB end with the superficial observation that they are both deadly respiratory tract infections.

India close to finding its ‘missing million’ TB patients

March 01, 2020 3:13 am

In 2017, India started an initiative under which TB patients are given Rs 500 per month as nutrition support, as the disease is usually associated with undernutrition and low immunity.

Indian manufacturer likely to release faster, more cost-effective tuberculosis test by December

February 25, 2020 6:04 am

The existing diagnostic tests under government-run Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) consist of GeneXpert machine, which conducts a molecular test for diagnosis and takes two to three hours to produce results. Moreover, a single machine could cost Rs 10 to 15 lakh.

Country must unite in the effort to eradicate tuberculosis by 2025

January 04, 2020 12:57 pm

We need a multilingual, multi-stakeholder awareness effort to ensure that every single Indian knows about the challenges of TB and where to seek treatment.

CMC Vellore Study: High incidence of latent TB in healthcare workers, nursing staff more vulnerable’

November 07, 2019 9:18 am

The risk of infection was higher among nursing students who remain in close proximity to patients for longer durations than doctors, the study found.

‘Miracle drug’ effective in treating 58.8% TB patients in Mumbai, 61% across country

November 03, 2019 2:03 am

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease with India reporting the highest burden globally. It also accounts for 24 per cent of drug resistant patients globally, with 58,347 cases in 2018.

Pune: Project to build, boost more labs to test TB drug resistance

November 02, 2019 4:00 am

FIND will work closely with state-level officials to establish and enhance the capacity of TB C&DST laboratories in the high-burden TB states of Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Project launched to build capacity of TB drug resistance testing facilities in India

November 02, 2019 2:20 am

Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) will work with state officials to establish and enhance the capacity of TB C&DST laboratories in the high-burden TB states of Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.