Tuberculosis continues to be a major public burden for years in India. Though the cases have decreased, the overall eradication of the disease is still a dream.  In 2016, a study published in the medical journal Lancet said that over a million TB cases might be missing from India’s official statistics. The study estimated that over a […]

In a path-breaking development, researchers moved one step closer to developing a new game-changing vaccine for tuberculosis, the world’s deadliest infectious disease that claimed some 1.5 million lives last year. The scientists have published the final results from a phase 2b trial which showed nearly 50% protection against progression to active TB in The New England […]

According to the latest study in PLoS medicine, in India, private practitioners are delivering inadequate care to the TB patients. The study was conducted in Mumbai and Patna. The study warns that almost 6 out of 10 TB patients visiting private doctors in these two places fail to get medical treatment. The findings came ahead […]

The Indian government has decided to launch a daily drug regimen for treating tuberculosis. This will usurp the existing alternate days schedule. In the initial phase, this is likely to be implemented in five states that include Maharashtra. It’s expected that the launch will happen by September-October of this year.The process is expected to improve […]

Seven months after joining the MD program at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) – Chandigarh; a female PG contracted TB, lost 9 kg and was forced to go on a month long break to recover. Not an isolated case, situation worse at emergencies This case is not an isolated one as – […]

Over 1,000 people, including 350 infants, may have been exposed to tuberculosis in the maternity wing of a hospital in California after an active case of the disease was diagnosed in a nurse, hospital officials said on Sunday. The hospital said it was notified only in mid-November that an employee who worked in the area […]