• Jul 19, 2013

    Tuberculosis (TB), along with HIV/AIDS, is the most important infectious disease. According to the World Health Organisation, 8.8 million persons suffer from TB and 1.4 million deceased from TB in 2010. More than 95% of all deaths caused by TB occurred in low- and middle-income countries. Though very slowly, estimated number of TB patients has been decreasing: TB incidence rates showed a descending trend after 2002, as did the absolute number of TB patients after 2006.

  • Jul 18, 2013

    Advice for People with Tuberculosis, is a quick reference guide for patients. It is based on the popular tips that originally appeared in the first edition of "The Tuberculosis Survival Handbook". This short booklet is full of practical advice, suggestions, guidance, and information in an easy to read format for TB patients.

  • Jul 18, 2013

    Although the large majority of tuberculosis cases worldwide are drug susceptible, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) presents an emerging threat to global tuberculosis control. Strains of MDR TB are, by definition, those resistant to the two most potent antituberculosis medications, isoniazid and rifampin. The loss of susceptibility to isoniazid and rifampin makes such strains of tuberculosis more difficult to treat.