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‘Expats more likely to have TB than Bahrainis'

Foreign workers in Bahrain are more likely to have tuberculosis than Bahrainis, according to experts. Health Ministry statistics for the last 10 years indicate that there are up to 26 cases per 100,000 foreign arrivals, said a rep

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WHO calls on the world to ‘Gear up to End TB’ 


The World Health Organisation has called for ‘global solidarity action’ to support a new 20-year strategy aimed at ending the global tuberculosis epidemic, as countries mark World Tuberculosis Day on March 24.

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'Superbug' TB infects 32,000 kids every year

As many as 32,000 children worldwide become sick each year with a drug-resistant "superbug" strain of tuberculosis, according to new estimates by US researchers that for the first time quantify rates of this difficult-to-treat form of

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Bone marrow stem cells can beat drug-resistant TB

Patients with potentially fatal "superbug" forms of tuberculosis (TB) could in future be treated using stem cells taken from their own bone marrow, according to the results of an early-stage trial of the technique. The f

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$120m needed to save children from TB

The deaths of more than 74,000 children from tuberculosis (TB) could be prevented each year through measures outlined in the first  action plan developed specifically on TB and children.   The world will hav

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Warning on global TB threat, funding gap

  Deadly strains of tuberculosis (TB) resistant to multiple drugs are spreading around the world, and authorities urgently need another $1.6 billion a year to tackle them, global health officials said on Monday. &nbs

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Revived search for TB vaccine may be about to pay off

After nearly 100 years, researchers could be on the verge of finding a vaccine that would eradicate tuberculosis infections, a scourge that kills 1.4 million people a year. Global health experts are eagerly awaiting clinical trial

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WD launches enterprise-class 4TB hard drives

WD, a Western Digital company and a leader high-capacity hard-drive markets, announced it is further expanding its enterprise-class storage offerings with new hard drives in capacities up to 4 TB. Available in 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB and

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New TB cases fall by 2.2pc globally: WHO

  The number of people in the world newly infected with tuberculosis fell again last year, dropping by 2.2 percent, but the burden of TB looms large and the pace of diagnosis of drug-resistant strains of the infection is slow, th

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Bahrain insists health checks before arrival

Bahrain’s health officials have called for foreign workers to undergo compulsory medical checks before they come to Bahrain following an increase in tuberculosis (TB) cases among expatriates. Experts said more people were being detected wi

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