January 27, 2020

On October 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) published the Global Tuberculosis Report. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease and a leading cause of death worldwide. In 2018, approximately 10 million people developed tuberculosis with the burden remaining high a...

September 2, 2019

A recent study quantified the impact of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day (WTBD) using internet-based data, with results showing that WTBD raises the worldwide awareness of TB, although for some specific high-burden countries the trend is more erratic.

The study, published th...

In the past 10 years, there has been renewed interest in the early phases of the natural history of tuberculosis.Estimates suggest that around 25% of the world's population could have latent tuberculosis infection,5–10% of whom will develop active disease during their...

Following exposure to tuberculosis and subsequent infection, children often progress to tuberculosis disease more rapidly than adults. And yet the natural history of tuberculosis in children, as a continuum from exposure to infection and then to disease, is poorly unde...


The webinar, LTBI: New guidelines from the WHO; getting away from INH, examines various treatment regimens for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) – essential in preventing TB before the disease progresses.

Professor Dick Menzies from the Montreal Chest Institute and...

September 12, 2018

Tuberculosis has a much shorter incubation period than is widely thought, say Marcel A Behr and colleagues, and this has implications for prioritising research and public health strategies

August 24, 2018

The New Zealand Respiratory Conference is an annual event, which was established in 1998, and is the largest gathering, networking event, and hui of GP’s, nurses, specialists, educators and health professionals with an interest in respiratory health in New Zealand.

This...

August 3, 2018

Two groundbreaking studies, one in adults and the other in children, have trialed a less toxic drug than Isonaizid for latent TB and cut the treatment time from nine months to four. Read the article from the New England Journal of Medicine here: https://www.nejm.org/do...

April 26, 2018

Conference for professionals involved in all aspects of tuberculosis management: clinical care (investigation, diagnosis, treatment); occupational health; infection control; public health; policy and guideline development; immigration; laboratory science and research.

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July 25, 2017

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