Posts Tagged tuberculosis

Respiratory problems threaten PDLs inside Bilibid

Marje Pelayo   •   December 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The maximum compound of the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) has been a home to around 500 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) who are now suffering from symptoms...

Chinese first lady calls for global efforts to combat TB

admin   •   September 28, 2018

Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan called for a global effort to eradicate the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic on Wednesday as she addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Meeting on...

Tuberculosis now rivals AIDS as leading cause of death: WHO

admin   •   October 30, 2015

For the first time, tuberculosis infections rivaled HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases, the World Health Organization said in a report released on Wednesday. It found...

Poor diagnosis driving global multidrug-resistant TB, WHO warns

admin   •   March 24, 2014

(Reuters) – Half a million people fell sick with dangerous superbug strains of tuberculosis (TB) in 2012, but fewer than one in four were diagnosed, putting the rest at risk...

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