Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) needs a proactive networked response, particularly when it appears together with HIV infection, an international discussion on MDR-TB heard in Johannesburg on Monday.
Extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has been found across South Africa, the Medical Research Council (MRC) said on Tuesday.
The World Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body for WHO. It generally meets in Geneva in May each year, and is attended by delegations from all 192 member states.
JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 18 -- An international team of health investigators arrived on the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Thursday to determine whether an unusually large cluster of human bird flu cases indicates that the highly lethal virus has mutated into a form easily spread among people.
GENEVA, March 30 (Reuters) - The agency spearheading the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria risks reneging on promises of help to millions of sufferers worldwide without a stable source of cash, its executive director said on Thursday.
Tamiflu, the anti-viral drug used to combat the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, which has already reached Africa and is predicted to reach South Africa in six months to a year, has officially been registered for use in the country.
BOMBAY, Feb. 18 -- India reported its first case of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu Saturday after chickens were found to have died from the virus. A man in Indonesia also died from the disease, that country's 19th death, officials said.
KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - The deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has spread to Africa for the first time where it has killed poultry in northern Nigeria, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday.
BRAZZAVILLE - with Africa stretched fighting AIDS and tuberculosis, a bird flu pandemic could ravage communities which live side by side with poultry but lack the means to detect the virus, experts said on Thursday.
Government vets have been criticised for advising private bird importers to mix consignments of birds from different parts of the world in the same quarantine facility. Experts in European law said the regulations do not permit mixing of bird consignments from different countries because of the risks of spreading avian flu.