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Uganda confirms first Ebola case during current outbreak: WHO

12 June 2019, 11:02 AM

Uganda has confirmed its first case of Ebola during the current outbreak, a 5-year-old Congolese child who is receiving care after arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.

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‘Short’ drug-resistant TB regimen could cut treatment time by more than half

14 March 2019, 5:42 AM

A new drug cocktail reduces the length of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis from nearly two years to nine to 11 months with a similar effectiveness, according to a large clinical trial whose results were published in a US journal Wednesday.

Battles begin to turn in long war on TB

28 October 2018, 11:34 AM

It kills millions of people and is carried by a quarter of humans, yet there has been just a handful of new drugs in decades and the only vaccine is a century old.

‘Game changer’ tuberculosis drug cures 8 in 10

24 October 2018, 11:39 AM

A new treatment for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis can cure 80% of sufferers, according to a trial hailed as a “game changer” in the fight against the global killer.

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