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More people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 than ever before, largely due to improved detection and diagnosis. Globally, 7 million people were diagnosed and treated for TB - up from 6.4 million in 2017 – enabling the world to meet one of the milestones towards the United Nations political declaration targets on TB.

Screening recommended for recovered persons regardless of age or smoking habit

A total of 21.5 lakh TB cases were reported in 2018, an increase of 17 per cent over 18 lakh in 2017, thus showing an improvement in reporting and subsequent treatment, as per the Annual India TB Report for 2019.

A status check by the TB control unit of the PMC showed that out of 710 private hospitals/ nursing homes, 24 were reporting TB cases while six laboratories out of 406 were sending the information.

An Expert Explains: In biggest bout, knockout This time, BIMSTEC leaders are invited to Modi’s swearing-in Community pharmacists can help in detecting undiagnosed cases of tuberculosis (TB), as the

Account for 22 per cent of total deaths in two years

Tuberculosis, HIV and Hepatitis-C are the biggest killer in jails in the state. The fact came to the fore in a recent study.

25 times increase was seen in TB diagnosis when pharmacies referred symptomatic TB patients for X-ray followed by doctor consultation

If no action is taken, drug-resistant diseases could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050 and damage to the economy as catastrophic as during the 2008-2009 global financial crisis warns this report by the UN Ad hoc Interagency Coordinating Group on Antimicrobial Resistance. By 2030, antimicrobial resistance could force up to 24 million people into extreme poverty.

Metropolitan cities such as Mumbai have the maximum share of drug-resistant TB cases, according to the Central TB Division’s India TB Report 2018.

The State TB Cell officials are mulling signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the postal department to transport sputum samples from Primary Health Centres to Cartridge Based Nucleic Aci

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