Drug-resistant TB

25th March 2017

Drug-resistant Tuberculosis threatens decades of progress, doctors warn

The rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) threatens to derail decades of progress in the fight against the disease, experts warn in a new report published in […]
25th March 2017

Report: Global increase in drug-resistant TB threatens to ruin efforts to eradicate the disease

Although a small number of repurposed and new drugs have recently become available to treat drug-resistant TB (including bedaquiline, delamanid, and linezolid), the authors warn that […]
24th March 2017
Lancet interview

Lancet Respiratory Medicine Podcast: Drug resistant tuberculosis

Lancet Respiratory Medicine Podcast, Aaron van Dorn interviews Stephen Gillespie on Drug resistant tuberculosis
7th February 2017

Incurable Tuberculosis being spread

eNCA channel 403 DSTV, 7 February 2017
6th February 2017

Concern over sharp increase in drug-resistant TB cases in South Africa

CAPE TOWN – A University of Cape Town researcher says there’s been a sharp increase in the number of drug-resistant Tuberculosis (TB) cases being reported. Globally, […]
30th January 2017

TB: New incurable strains

The rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis has taken a new, horrifying turn. While various strains of TB, with varying degrees of resistance to drugs, have wreaked havoc […]
30th January 2017

Fears over rise of incurable TB

URGENT action, including rapid diagnosis, better access to medication, improved home-based care and more community-stay facilities for patients, is crucial in addressing the rising transmission and […]
30th January 2017

Address poverty, HIV to stem TB

The rise of incurable tuberculosis (TB) underscores the need to address poverty, overcrowding and the HIV epidemic in Africa, experts say. A study which tracked more […]
26th January 2017

New TB test could help curb disease

A recent landmark trial showed 53% more patients initiated therapy for tuberculosis (TB) after a new DNA-based diagnostic tool was used to screen for the disease […]
21st September 2015

The rise of antibiotic resistance

Newsroom, 21 September 2015
28th May 2014

Return of the ‘White Plague’: Fears over the rise of ‘incurable’ TB

“Sometimes I ask myself, why me? Why did this have to happen again?” says 31-year-old Andile from the Khayelitsha township in Cape Town, South Africa. “But […]
27th March 2014

Superspreaders: Tracking tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is still a huge problem throughout the world. South Africa is particularly hard hit by the disease. It is one of only two countries […]
22nd March 2014

New tech offers hope of tackling TB in South Africa

Face masks incorporating satellite tracking and cough samplers are among the new technologies being tested to help researchers in South Africa try to control the epidemic […]
22nd January 2014

Patients with deadly TB released in South Africa

The spread of a virtually untreatable form of tuberculosis in South Africa is being fueled by the release of infected patients into the general community, according […]
17th January 2014

SA grapples to mitigate drug-resistant TB – study

Patients with contagious and highly drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) are being routinely discharged from hospitals across South Africa, exposing others in their communities to potentially deadly infections, researchers […]
17th January 2014

Long-term outcomes of patients with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa: a cohort study

Long-term treatment-related outcomes in patients with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis are unknown. We followed up a cohort of patients to address knowledge gaps. Download article The […]
19th May 2010

XDR tuberculosis in South Africa: old questions, new answers

In The Lancet today, Keertan Dheda and co-authors present an interesting report about early treatment outcomes of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (resistant to isoniazid, rifampicin, any […]
1st May 2010

Early treatment outcomes and HIV status of patients with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa: a retrospective cohort study

Data from Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, suggest that almost all patients with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis are HIV-positive, with a fatal outcome. Since, there are few […]
1st May 2010

Multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: a threat to global control of tuberculosis

Although progress has been made to reduce global incidence of drug-susceptible tuberculosis, the emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis during the past decade […]
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