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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Disease experts urge action against 'real risk' of untreatable tuberculosis

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Call for more research funding to combat drug-resistant tuberculosis cases Real risk of untreatable TB strain, experts say Disease experts have called for decisive leadership and more research funding to fend off the "very real" risk of an untreatable strain of tuberculosis (TB) emerging as more and more people develop resistance ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Tuberculosis 'superbug' that affects 32,000 children a year is global threat

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Chicago TB 'superbug' poses global threat As many as 32,000 children worldwide fall ill each year with a drug-resistant "superbug" strain of tuberculosis ... of the global burden of tuberculosis facing children. It also estimates for the first time the problem of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis or MDR-TB. "Despite children comprising approximately one ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Care for the forgotten is key to eradicating tuberculosis

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SHIN YOUNG-SOO

    ... Shin Young-soo Shin Young-soo says one-fifth of all TB cases in the region go undetected Care for the forgotten is key to eradicating tuberculosis Gloria lives in a makeshift hut ... contracted tuberculosis, though she didn't know it. It started with a cough, then she became weak, and then she felt feverish. Soon, she couldn't work at all. Gloria tried to get treatment ...

  4. News - World - MEDICINE

    Scientists claim breakthrough in treatment of 'superbug' tuberculosis

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 10:59pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Scientists say they have found a way to use patients' own stem cells to fight the disease Breakthrough claim for 'superbug' TB sufferers Patients with potentially fatal "superbug" forms of tuberculosis (TB) could be treated using stem cells taken from their own bone marrow, according to the results of an early-stage trial of the technique. ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Occurrence of multiple-drug-resistant tuberculosis grows

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... tuberculosis never ends Those fighting tuberculosis (TB) say it is better not to treat the disease than to treat it badly, because doing so just produces more powerful, drug-resistant bacteria, making ... a "serious epidemic" of drug-resistant TB, but the situation "could easily be much worse". Also deputy director of the National Centre for Tuberculosis Control and Prevention ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    TB checks for all new students included in draft amendment to health regulation

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for tuberculosis to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease, according to a draft amendment to a health rule. The amendment to the TB Prevention and Control Regulation was put up for a month's public consultation on Wednesday. It would also ask teachers at kindergartens and schools, cattle farmers, frontline medical staff involved in treating tuberculosis, and workers who come ...

  7. Cage homes fuel Tuberculosis in Sham Shui Po

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com Crowded cage homes and partitioned flats have made Sham Shui Po the district with the highest incidence of tuberculosis, experts warned. Although fewer ... About 109 out of every 100,000 people in the district suffer tuberculosis, according to the Health Department, much higher than all other districts, including Yau Tsim Mong and Wong Tai Sin, ...

  8. Hospital to fit alarms to stop baby swap errors

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip A private hospital will soon introduce a system aimed at preventing the swapping of newborn babies. Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital in Happy Valley is setting up an electronic system in its obstetrics department that matches babies' identif ...

  9. Teacher did not have tuberculosis

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A teacher who sparked a tuberculosis alert last month has been found not to have contracted the disease after all. In a test by a British hospital, Clare Lennon tested negative for TB, despite a positive test result in April at Hong Kong's Queen Mary Hospital laboratory. Meanwhile, a migrant who arrived in the city last month has tested positive ...

  10. Free TB care plan for mainland poor

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo and Irene Wang 100m yuan cash injection aims to fight killer disease in rural areas The national budget for fighting tuberculosis (TB) will be raised significantly this year, to provide free treatment for the poor, according to a health official. 'In the coming few years, China is going to spend as much as 100 million yuan on tuberculosis control,' Yu Jingjin, ...




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