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Afghanistan Begins Work on $30 Million Tuberculosis Hospital

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan has begun work on a $30-million hospital for the treatment of tuberculosis, a disease that health officials say kills more than 10,000 Afghans every year. The Japanese government is paying for the 80-bed center in the Afghan capital, which will also treat malaria and AIDS patients. Japan is the second-largest donor to Afghanistan, after […]

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Afghanistan Begins Work on $30 Million Tuberculosis Hospital

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan has begun work on a $30-million hospital for the treatment of tuberculosis, a disease that health officials say kills more than 10,000 Afghans every year. The Japanese government is paying for the 80-bed center in the Afghan capital, which will also treat malaria and AIDS patients. Japan is the second-largest donor to Afghanistan, after […]

US Launches Program to Fight Tuberculosis in Ethiopia

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has announced a new initiative to help the government of Ethiopia combat high levels of tuberculosis in the country. A statement by the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa says the U.S. Agency for International Development will contribute $42 million over the next five years to provide diagnosis, treatment, case detection and other […]

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WHO: Number Tuberculosis Cases Drops for First Time

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Health Organization says the number of people with tuberculosis is declining, and that the number of TB deaths is at a 10-year low. A new WHO report says 8.8 million people were infected with the lung disease last year — down from a peak of 9 million in 2005. The WHO attributes the […]

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WHO: Number of Tuberculosis Cases Drops

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Health Organization says the number of people contracting tuberculosis is declining, and that the number of TB deaths is at a 10-year low. A new WHO report says 8.8 million people were infected with the lung disease last year — down from a peak of 9 million in 2005. The WHO attributes the […]

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WHO Says Tuberculosis Cases Decline for the First Time

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Health Organization says the number of people worldwide getting tuberculosis declined last year for the first time. WHO statistics published Tuesday show the number of people who became sick with the disease dropped to 8.8 million in 2010. The number of people who died last year from TB fell to 1.4 million. The […]

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WHO Says Tuberculosis Cases Worldwide Decline for the First Time

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The World Health Organization says the number of people worldwide getting tuberculosis declined last year for the first time. WHO statistics published Tuesday show the number of people who became sick with the disease dropped to 8.8 million in 2010. The number of people who died last year from TB fell to 1.4 million. The […]

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Study: Smoking-Related TB Could Kill 40 Million by 2050

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. researchers say smoking-related tuberculosis could kill as many as 40 million people by 2050. The study published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal says smoking has been linked to an increased risk of tuberculosis — a contagious lung disease that makes breathing almost impossible. It says many of the projected new cases will come […]

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WHO: Alarming Rise in Drug-Resistant TB in Europe

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Health Organization is reporting what it calls an alarming and dramatic rise in the number of cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe. WHO regional director for Europe Zsuzsanna Jakab calls TB an old disease that never went away and is now evolving with a vengeance. Tens of thousands of new cases are being […]

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