- A woman with an “extensively drug-resistant form of tuberculosis” is being treated at the NIH after traveling by plane from India to the U.S.; she spent time in Illinois, Missouri, and Tennessee.
- Mummified bodies found in an 18th century crypt in Hungary yielded 14 separate genomic sequences of M. tuberculosis.
- A total of 27 people or eight percent of the 300 students and staff screened have tested positive for tuberculosis at an eastern Kansas high school.
- Doctors effectively treated patients showing early symptoms of multiple sclerosis by using a vaccine that is based on a weakened form of bacteria.
- A New York City maternity ward worker may have infected hundreds of newborn babies with tuberculosis.
- Although tuberculosis death rates are falling, drug-resistant strains and inadequate prevention tactics must be addressed.
- London public health professionals are driving around the city in an X-ray-equipped ‘TB van’ to screen for cases of tuberculosis.
- A new tuberculosis vaccine could be on the horizon after a breakthrough by McMaster University researchers.
- Childhood tuberculosis is a global problem that demands urgent actions, according to WHO.
- In an effort to curb bovine TB in farm cattle, 5,000 badgers in Somerset and Gloucestershire will be killed in controlled shootings.
- Public health officials urge 430 students and teachers at a Virginia high school to get tested for tuberculosis after three students fell ill with the deadly disease.
Avoiding The Superbug Apocalypse: New Antibiotic Being Developed Would Battle TB, Anthrax, And Food PoisoningResearchers out of Penn State have a candidate drug that is more effective than current treatments in killing antibiotic-resistant bacteria.