Items tagged with TB epidemiology

Tanzania: Tuberculosis fight seen succeeding but ... (post)

Tanzania has surpassed the World aspiration of treating new Tuberculosis (TB) cases annually by reaching 88 per cent target, out of the 85 per cent set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Gambia: TB prevalence survey findings revealed (post)

There is still significant undetected TB in The Gambia; TB in The Gambia is predominantly urban-based where most of the population resides; and,TB is a bigger problem for men. These are some of the findings of a nation-wide TB prevalence survey.

Combating tuberculosis in Slovakia is a battle not yet won (post)

After several years of decreasing incidence, 2013 saw a rise in the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in Slovakia: 401 TB cases, including 6 fatalities, were reported to the National TB Register, which is an incidence of 7.41 cases per 100 000 people. Slovak experts from the National Institute of TB, Respiratory Diseases and Chest Surgery pointed to several factors influencing this increase during a World TB Day press conference on 24 March 2014.

Pakistan: The prevalence of tuberculosis is on the rise (post)


The prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) is on the rise and Pakistan now ranks fourth in terms of the highest number of cases in the world, moving up four places from its previous position.

Tuberculosis is back, and it’s not playing around (post)

Think tuberculosis is a disease of the past, for wilting ladies on fainting couches with delicate handkerchiefs? Think again: tuberculosis is back, and it’s ugly. The spread of drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis across the Global South and into the West is a rising health concern in an era where some diseases are mutating too quickly for medical science to address them, which is bad news for patients. If you watched Frontline’s “TB Silent Killer,” you got a glimpse into this fatal and pernicious disease, but how much do you know about this pernicious disease?

Philippines: High TB cases due to delayed patient diagnosis, says PIDS-DOH study (post)

MANILA, April 26 -- A recent study of state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and the Department of Health (DOH) reveals that the leading cause of high tuberculosis (TB) cases in urban poor communities is the patient’s delaying to visit the doctor.

Lab-confirmed HIV rate 33% among Kenyans with prior tuberculosis (post)

Among Kenyans with prior tuberculosis, one third had lab-confirmed HIV infection, according to results of a nationally representative survey. Adult HIV prevalence stood at 5.6%.

0.42m Pakistanis develop tuberculosis each year (post)

Islamabad—Around 420,000 people develop active tuberculosis each year in the country with 65 percent case detection rate.

Namibia: TB cases on decrease (post)

WINDHOEK - Tuberculosis remains a challenge for Namibia – ranked fourth worldwide – but the decrease of TB in recent years shows the epidemic can be managed.

Kenyan concerns about rising MDR-TB reflect regional public health challenge (post)

Kenya has made enormous strides in its efforts to tackle tuberculosis amongst its population, improving diagnosis and treatment to such an extent that prevalence has dropped from 335 to 299 cases per 100,000 people between 2006 and 2012. But the continuing insecurity in the region backed by the weakness of the health infrastructure in neighboring countries have maintained the flow of refugees into Kenya, and into the national health system in search of treatment and care.

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