Canada’s Inuit have devised a plan to eliminate “staggeringly high rates” of TB in 4 regions spanning the Canadian Arctic. The Inuit Tuberculosis Elimination Framework represents some 65,000 Inuit, and also calls for the reported rate of active TB to be slashed 50% by 2025…

Despite passage of the Clean Air Act 1956, London remains the “tuberculosis capital of Europe.” Author Francis Wilson traces TB’s indomitable evolution from the largely romanticized “‘disease of storytellers" consumed by a flame inside the body to modern outbreaks whose…

In 2012-2013, cough syrup laced with the chemical levomethorphan killed and sickened people from Pakistan to Paraguay. But by the time the WHO sent out an alert, the tainted batch from India had reached 4 continents and was untraceable in some places. The label “poor-…

The attention on tuberculosis at tomorrow’s first UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting focused on ending the scourge is welcome. But it must be matched by resources, argue Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s…

WHO is urging countries to “urgently accelerate their response” to the global scourge of TB if the disease is to be eradicated by 2030, according to a new report that found some 40% of people with TB go undiagnosed.  

Hoping to massively simplify TB treatment regimens, a new clinical trial is set to evaluate whether a new 4-drug regimen can treat up to 99% of existing tuberculosis (TB) cases, including those considered to be multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). The SimpliciTB regimen…

Since her mother died of tuberculosis 3 years ago, Bernice Clarke has been lobbying the Canadian government to ramp up support for the TB crisis in the Nunavut territory. In her beloved Inuit homeland, Clarke’s children are 300 times more likely to contract TB than children…

A 9-month course of daily isoniazid has been the go-to drug for latent tuberculosis—but quite often it causes liver damage, a deterrent for many patients who aren’t sick, and will probably never be sick from the condition, writes Helen Branswell.

South Africa’s treatment and prevention programs for HIV/AIDS are on a promising path, according to the country’s latest HIV household survey, released this week by the Human Sciences Research Council.

What is the global burden of tuberculosis? It depends who’s counting.