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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Sanofi inks pact with Unitaid; to reduce key TB drug’s price by 70%

The agreement brings the price of rifapentine 150 mg tablets down from €4.62/pack of 24 tablets to €3.60/pack of 24 tablets.

Clinical trial of vaccine shows 49.7% efficacy in preventing pulmonary TB infection

The vaccine is, however, a long way from being launched in India, with further trials required on the country’s population before it is rolled out.

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TB not a life-long infection in most people: Study

While active TB disease is treated with a combination of medications for six to nine months, latent TB is usually treated as well to prevent future active disease.

Telling Numbers: TB burden in India and world, and the declining rates

Of the 10 million new cases, 7 million were reported to authorities, including 1.99 million of the 2.69 million in India. Globally, TB claimed 15 lakh lives in 2018, including 2.51 lakh with HIV.

Around 5.4 lakh TB cases went unreported in India in 2018: WHO

"Globally, 3 million tuberculosis cases go unreported to national TB programmes across the world. In India, of the estimated 2.69 million cases emerging in 2018, 2.15 million were reported to the Government of India – a gap of 5,40,000 patients who are going unreported," the WHO report said.

India fares well in fight against TB but has 27 per cent of global burden: report

The total TB incidence rate in India has decreased by almost 50,000 patients over the past one year.

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