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Tuberculosis
India has far more cases of tuberculosis than any other country in the world. There are about 2 million new cases each year and India accounts for nearly one third of prevalent cases globally.
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New test can diagnose tuberculosis within 2 hours
Friday, September 24, 2010

A new molecular test for tuberculosis can diagnose TB and detect a drug-resistant form of it far more easily and rapidly than other tests currently available.
Passive smoking raises TB risk
Few HIV patients tested for TB
World losing the tuberculosis war
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Is Tuberculosis A Dangerous Disease?
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

World TB Day is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus.
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While on treatment for tuberculosis
Saturday, June 04, 2011

It is essential to complete the TB treatment because the TB bacteria grow slowly in the body.
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Health Tips
Tuberculosis can be prevented
The most important step is to find, isolate and treat all patients until they are no longer infective and a risk to others. It is advisable not to get too close to people who are coughing; equally, people with a cough should be aware of those around them and cover their mouth while coughing. The BCG immunisation increases a person’s immunity to TB and protects against the more severe forms of disease such as TB meningitis.
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