Tag: TB

TB – where are we now?

by globalhealth on May 17, 2014 in Key Correspondent News, Newsletter
Characterised by persistent cough, night sweats, fever and cachexia, it is the second most common cause of death due to an infectious disease worldwide: variously called consumption, phthisis and the white plague, Tuberculosis (TB) is sometimes also thought of as the first disease known to humankind. Analysis of the DNA...

New TB drug development: Guest lecture by Dr. Mel Spigelman

On Thursday 6th March, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland saw a gathering of clinicians, nurses, scientists, public health experts and more, to attend an event focusing on development of new medications to treat drug-resistant TB. The event commenced with a screening of Medicins Sans Frontieres’ short film...

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