Tuberculosis still a deadly threat worldwide, especially in areas with high HIV rates
What makes TB dangerous is if you're on treatment ... Namibia, where Neri is based, has a very high co-infective rate of HIV and tuberculosis, about 55 percent of cases, compared to a worldwide average of 20 percent, according to Neri.
The Dangerous Resurgence of Tuberculosis in China
China now has the second largest tuberculosis epidemic -second only to India- with more than 1.3 million new cases of tuberculosis every year. What makes the situation particularly serious, however, is that, according to the Chinese Center for Disease ...
Gambia: World Tuberculosis Day 2014 How Dangerous Is Tuberculosis (TB) Disease
World Tuberculosis Day, falling on March 24 each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis and efforts to eliminate the disease. Today tuberculosis causes the deaths of about 1.7 million people each year, mostly ...
How To Confront the Dangers of Tuberculosis
That's all well and good, but the reality is that the spread of dangerous drug resistant tuberculosis can't be stopped at the border. By obsessing on how Speaker got back into the United States, we are missing an important opportunity to confront the real ...
World Tuberculosis Day 2014 how dangerous is tuberculosis (TB) disease
The classic symptoms of active TB infection are a chronic (long-standing) cough with blood-tinged sputum, fever, night sweats, and weight loss (the latter giving rise to the formerly prevalent term “consumption”). Infection of other organs causes a ...