Items tagged with Prevention

Researchers awarded £3.5m grant to improve prevention of TB in South African schoolchildren (post)

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded a grant of £3.5m to researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University of Cape Town (UCT) to carry out a trial to determine whether a weekly vitamin D supplement can prevent tuberculosis (TB) in South African primary school children.

Union World Conference on Lung Health: Health workers at greater risk for TB, but unlikely to be screened for it (post)

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Health care workers should be considered a key population along with prisoners, miners, and other populations that are at higher risk than the general public of becoming infected with tuberculosis, speakers here said Friday (December 4).

Mumbai: 60% of Sewri hospital workers have multidrug-resistant TB: study (post)

Mumbai: In a shocking revelation, as many as 60% of healthcare workers at Asia's largest tuberculosis (TB) hospital in Sewri have been diagnosed with the multidrug-resistant form of the disease, according to a latest study done by doctors.

CID supplement: Healthcare workers and tuberculosis prevention (post)

Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID) published a special supplement on tuberculosis control in healthcare settings and the occupational hazards TB poses for frontline health workers.

Waging a street fight against tuberculosis in India (post)

Mumbai: He is a one-man help-desk against an old scourge. Dr. Lalitkumar Anande randomly gets on to any local train, positions himself in the crowd and starts talking using a tiny speaker. He believes that the age old “suniye suniye suniye” (listen, everyone) works best on local trains.

New TB risk factor (post)

People with low levels of vitamin A who live with individuals who were sick with tuberculosis were 10 times more likely to develop the disease than people with high levels of the nutrient, according to research led by investigators at Harvard Medical School.

Unitaid Board approves new grants to prevent TB in high-risk populations and increase TB diagnosis in children (post)

Geneva, 04 September 2017 – Unitaid’s Executive Board has approved two new grants worth a combined  US$ 74 million to prevent the spread of tuberculosis (TB), the world’s leading infectious killer, in populations most at risk of contracting the disease and to increase TB diagnosis in children.

Occupational TB risk very low for health care workers (post)

Health care workers showed an extremely low risk for occupational tuberculosis infection in a low-incidence setting, according to recently published findings.

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