Zee NewsNew tuberculosis blood test in children is reliable and highly specificEurekAlert (press release)A new blood test provides a fast and accurate tool to diagnose tuberculosis in children, a new proof-of-concept study shows. The newly developed test (TAM-TB assay) is the first reliable immunodiagnostic assay to detect active tuberculosis in children.New
FOX4036 test positive for latent tuberculosis in latest Grant High testingSacramento BeeThe Sacramento County Department of Health on Thursday released results from the latest of four tuberculosis screenings since the diagnosis in February of a Grant Union High School student with active tuberculosis. A total of 345 students and staff ...Grant High School Re
Ancient DNA Suggests Seals Brought Tuberculosis to New WorldHistoryIn the new study, a team of scientists from the University of Tubingen in Germany was able to extract tuberculosis DNA from three skeletons found in southern Peru. As reported by NPR, the remains were buried around 1,000 years ago, predating the ...
Fox News LatinoArrest warrant issued for Santa Barbara tuberculosis patientLos Angeles TimesSanta Barbara County officials issued an arrest warrant Friday for a 24-year-old man who stopped treatment for tuberculosis and who they say poses a public health risk. Agustin Zeferino, 24, received "extensive" information and medication for his ...Health O
Tuberculosis found at two Tunica casinosJackson Clarion LedgerThe state Department of Health has confirmed two recent cases of tuberculosis at two Tunica casinos. One employee each at the Horseshoe Tunica Hotel and Casino and the Gold Strike Casino Resort were diagnosed.The employees are not currently at the ...Two active cases of tuberculosis confirmed at t
New York TimesTuberculosis Is Newer Than Thought, Study SaysNew York TimesAfter a remarkable analysis of bacterial DNA from 1,000-year-old mummies, scientists have proposed a new hypothesis for how tuberculosis arose and spread around the world. The disease originated less than 6,000 years ago in Africa, they say, and took a ...Phenomena:National GeographicS
National GeographicGiant Rats Trained to Sniff Out Tuberculosis in AfricaNational GeographicMAPUTO, Mozambique—On a recent Friday morning, at a laboratory in southern Africa, Tariq correctly identified all six spit samples known to be positive for tuberculosis, the world's second most fatal infectious disease. Tariq is no scientist, though ...
Tuberculosis: Facts and Awareness of Global ThreatGuardian Liberty VoiceTuberculosis or TB, as it is also commonly known, is the world's second-deadliest infectious disease, killing approximately 1.3 million people a year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While treatment is readily available, much of the ...and more »
International Business TimesAlabama Facing 'Serious' Tuberculosis Outbreak In PrisonsInternational Business TimesAlabama prisons are facing their worst outbreak of tuberculosis in five years, a state health official told the Associated Press on Thursday. The state is facing a lawsuit over its medical treatment of inmates in a crowded system. Offici
Economic TimesNew tools are needed to fight tuberculosisWashington PostPaula I. Fujiwara asserted correctly that tuberculosis is already in the United States and that we are underfunding our public health programs to identify, treat and prevent it [“Tuberculosis doesn't come from the border,” op-ed, Aug. 3]. According to ...Drug-resistant tuberculosis f
Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is common and in many cases, deadly infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This information was gathered after research, according to Wikipedia.