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Tuberculosis (TB) news, resources and funding for global health researchers
A major cause of death and disability worldwide, tuberculosis is a contagious lung disease that spreads through the air when people infected with it cough, sneeze, talk or spit. TB is caused by a bacterium called
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which usually attacks the lungs, but can affect other parts of the body like the kidney, spine and brain. The disease can be fatal if not treated properly.
According to the World Health Organization, there are almost 2 million TB-related deaths each year, and more than 9 million people around the world become sick with the disease annually. In 2009, almost 10 million children were orphaned as a result of parental deaths caused by TB. The spread of multidrug-resistant TB is a growing global threat, with hundreds of thousands of new cases emerging each year.
TB coinfection with HIV/AIDS is also a serious health issue and a leading cause of death worldwide among people with HIV. Several NIH research and research training programs are helping to reduce the impact of tuberculosis both in the U.S. and overseas.
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- NIAID acknowledges World Tuberculosis Day
NIAID Now blog, March 24, 2020
- Recent advances in addressing tuberculosis give hope for future
NIAID/NIH news, February 11, 2020
- FDA approves new treatment for highly drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis
TB Alliance news, August 14, 2019
NIH launches large TB prevention trial [at more than 27 sites in at least 12 countries] for people exposed to multidrug-resistant TB
NIAID/NIH news, June 25, 2019
- Opinion: Ending tuberculosis: we can get there with a new roadmap by Drs. Robert W. Eisinger and Anthony S. Fauci of NIAID/NIH
STAT, March 24, 2019
- NIH study examines how pregnancy affects drugs for HIV and TB in people living with HIV
NIAID Now blog, January 23, 2019
Temperature-stable experimental tuberculosis vaccine enters clinical testing
NIAID/NIH news, January 23, 2019
NIH releases strategic plan to address tuberculosis research
NIAID/NIH news, September 26, 2018
NIH experts call for transformative research approach to end tuberculosis
NIAID/NIH news, March 9, 2018
The impact of a Fogarty International Center-supported tuberculosis research training program in the country of Georgia
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, February 5, 2018
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NIH News and Resources
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) information and news
Other US Government Resources
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Updated March 2020