tuberculosis

TB treatment campaign shows accelerated growth worldwide - UN health report

With some 8.8 million new tuberculosis cases each year, about half of them infectious, the number of patients diagnosed and treated under DOTS, the most effective control strategy, is now rising much faster than at any time since its expansion in 1995, growing by 50 per cent in two years, according to a new United Nations report.

UN health agency calls for urgent action to fight drug-resistant TB surge

With multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) striking parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia 10 times more heavily than elsewhere in the world, the United Nations health agency today called for increased action and resources to control the disease, which kills one quarter of the 8 million people infected globally each year.