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COVID-19 lockdown risks 1.4 mn extra TB deaths: study
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COVID-19 lockdown risks 1.4 mn extra TB deaths: study

The global lockdown caused by COVID-19 risks a “devastating” surge in tuberculosis cases, with nearly 1.4 million additional deaths from…
Could tuberculosis vaccination protect Egyptians against coronavirus?
Health & Fitness

Could tuberculosis vaccination protect Egyptians against coronavirus?

Rumors have spread recently that a large percentage of Egyptians would not catch the novel coronavirus thanks to a compulsory…
TB, armed guards, lack of food at UN migrant center in Libya
Middle East

TB, armed guards, lack of food at UN migrant center in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The United Nations center in Libya was opened as an “alternative to detention,” a last, safe…
TB drug price slashed in global push to thwart killer disease
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TB drug price slashed in global push to thwart killer disease

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi slashed the price of a key anti-tuberculosis drug on Thursday, boosting the battle against the world’s…
In South Africa, newly approved TB regimen drastically cuts treatment time
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In South Africa, newly approved TB regimen drastically cuts treatment time

Four years ago, South African fashion designer Innocent Molefe, 38, was diagnosed with tuberculosis. A year ago, it developed into…
Tuberculosis can be eradicated by 2045: experts
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Tuberculosis can be eradicated by 2045: experts

The world can eradicate tuberculosis by 2045 if the fight against the killer disease is properly funded, an international team…
‘Game changer’ tuberculosis drug cures 8 in 10
Health & Fitness

‘Game changer’ tuberculosis drug cures 8 in 10

  Tuberculosis killed at least 1.7 million people in 2017, according to the WHO, making the airborne infection the world’s…
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