tuberculosis

TB deaths on the rise again globally due to Covid-19: WHO

The setback has erased years of progress toward tackling the curable disease, which affects millions of people worldwide. 

published on : 14th October 2021

Has Covid-19 protocol led to fall in TB cases in TN?

Fewer cases since 2020, but experts say scientific proof is needed to establish link between pandemic measures and TB decline 

published on : 14th October 2021

86% success rate in tuberculosis treatment in TN: Report

In Tamil Nadu, the success rate of TB treatment is 86 percent. All the presumptive and registered TB cases are screened for HIV and vice versa, the release added. 

published on : 12th October 2021

Tuberculosis detected in 151 Covid-recovered patients in Karnataka

The month-long tuberculosis survey in Karnataka found 225 people affected by the disease.

published on : 21st September 2021

Telangana: 24-year-old TB patient dies after consuming food at eatery

The incident happened while the victim, B Prasad, was about to leave after having lunch at the restaurant. Soon after having food, Prasad started coughing and vomiting blood and died on the spot.

published on : 20th September 2021

Uttarakhand sees 1,390 tuberculosis deaths during 2015-18

As many as 16,760 cases were reported in 2017, which is 1,679 more than the 15,081 cases reported in 2016.

published on : 14th September 2021

Tuberculosis claimed 1390 lives in Uttarakhand in four years, finds RTI query

The highest number of deaths between 2015-2018  took place in Haridwar with 260 people losing their lives to TB.

published on : 13th September 2021

16-year-old tuberculosis patient shows signs of recovery after seven weeks on ECMO 

There was a risk of the ventilatory and other support damaging the organs, hence ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) was presented as an alternate option

published on : 7th September 2021

Tuberculosis fatalities up but cases down in last two years

While in 2019, there were 1, 07,982 TB cases, the next year the cases of infection went down to 86,842. 

published on : 4th September 2021

Karnataka commits to be free of tuberculosis by 2025

Karnataka is the first state to launch a campaign to find active TB cases among more than 29 lakh people who have recovered from Covid-19, and their family members.

published on : 3rd September 2021

Mansukh Mandaviya takes charge as Stop TB Partnership Board chairman

The Stop TB Partnership is a United Nations-hosted partnership program that aims to fight against tuberculosis collectively.  

published on : 26th August 2021

Researchers from BRICS nations to study impact of severe Covid on TB patients

The SARS-CoV-2 Next Generation Sequencing-BRICS consortium is an interdisciplinary collaboration to advance COVID-19 health-relevant knowledge and to contribute to improvement in health outcomes.

published on : 23rd August 2021

65 per cent of TB cases in 15-45 age group: Health minister

Mandaviya asked all MPs to proactively engage in sensitising citizens about the disease and its treatment at events they organise and attend.

published on : 9th August 2021

Doctors observe rise in tuberculosis cases among post-Covid patients

Dr Bhagwan Mantri, Pulmonologist, Moolchand Hospital stated that up to 60 per cent of them aged below 40 years of age.

published on : 28th July 2021

New research puts challenging form of tuberculosis under scanner

Disseminated TB and military TB are more frequently seen in immunosuppressed and HIV- seropositive individuals.

published on : 24th July 2021
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