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NIAID and Chinese officials sign agreement to foster TB research in China's Henan province

...e lack of potent and affordable second-line TB drugs makes treating MDR and xdr TB extremely difficult. In addition to research leading to new MDR and xdr TB treatment approaches, the investigators also expect to work together to ...

U.S. Barred 33 TB-Infected People From Flying Over Past Year

...sue gained prominence in 2007 after a Georgia man who flew to Europe for his wedding was subsequently quarantined after it was discovered that he had xdr TB. That highly visible case "highlighted some of the vulnerabilities to the existing system," said Dr. Martin Cetron, director of the CDC's director ...

Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis found in California

...nd 2006, and 77 cases that were one step away from xdr TB. The study appears in the August 15 issue of C...tibiotics that form the backbone of TB treatment. xdr TB is resistant to even more classes of antibiotic...ween 1993 and 2006, looking for cases that fit the xdr TB definition. Of the 424 MDR TB cases, 4 perce...

NIAID describes research priorities to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis

...al Institutes of Health, has formulated an MDR and xdr TB research agenda. A summary of the agenda, au... worldwide have MDR TB, while the frequently fatal xdr TB has been detected in 46 countries. Factors cont...forts to prevent and control the spread of MDR and xdr TB. Whereas the WHOs STOP TB Partnership plan emph...

Simple strategy could prevent half of deadly tuberculosis infections

... Wings for its ability to spread and kill rapidly, xdr TB has been reported in 37 countries and has been ...cording to researchers on the Yale study. Cases of xdr TB have been diagnosed in every province of South ...rrounding Tugela Ferry. To assess the spread of xdr TB, Yale School of Medicine M.D., Ph.D. student Sa...

US Traveler With Deadly TB Has Less Serious Strain

...peaker was the first person in more than four decades to be placed under mandatory isolation by US health authorities, who feared he suffered the rare xdr TB infection. He was engaged to be married and in the thick of planning his May nuptials, when doctors found in January he was infected with T...

New TB Vaccines in Could Protect Against All Drug Resistant Strains

...e new, deadlier strains of TB -- including MDR and xdr -- which are spreading around the world, including...d who had been traveling on transatlantic flights. xdr TB is resistant to many of the first and second li...ar," Dr. Sadoff said. "The rise of MDR and xdr TB, which has a particularly high fatality rate in...

New Strains of TB Can Be Used as a Powerful Bioterror Weapon

... Despite billions of dollars spent on national security in airports, a man infected with xdr (extensively drug resistant) tuberculosis was allowed to travel unhindered into the United States, underscoring how drug-resistant strains of the dis...

TB Super-strain Found in Myanmar Migrants

...new, and it's not available everywhere," Romero said of the drugs. A man in the United States caused a global health scare after he was diagnosed with xdr last month but travelled to Europe and Canada against doctors' advice. The two Myanmar migrants' cases sparked no such clamour when they were ...

The Dreaded Disease Tuberculosis Raises Its Ugly Head

...n 2005, there were 27,000 cases in 37 countries of xdr TB, which is resistant to at least three of the si... used when the first drugs fail. The cure rate for xdr TB patients is just one-third. Scariest of all, tw...ams and an additional $1 billion a year to combat xdr TB. In the U.S., Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and o...

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XDR in Medical Technology

Cepheid Receives Grant to Develop Ten-Color Real-Time PCR Detection Technology for Use in the GeneXpert(R) System

...'s David Alland, M.D. "This dramatic increase in the number of targets we can detect with a single test will enable us to develop an assay for MDR and xdr Mycobacterium tuberculosis that will give clinicians a full panel of information, including resistance to the widest variety of treatments." A...
XDR in Biological News

Scientists decode genomes of diverse TB isolates

...onsible for the vast majority of the more than 300 xdr cases identified thus far in the KwaZulu-Natal pro...ipal investigators and a leading researcher of the xdr epidemic in KwaZulu-Natal, dean of the Nelson Mand...two of the most effective first-line TB drugs, and xdr strains can circumvent first-line as well as some ...

HIV/AIDS linked to extensively drug resistant TB

... TB was found in 221 patients and of those, 53 had xdr TB. Those patients with xdr who were tested for HIV were found to be co-infected. All but one of the 53 patients with both xdr TB and HIV died, with an average survival of 16 da...

World-wide warning of highly drug-resistant tuberculosis

...s year, 41% were multi-drug resistant and of those, 24% met the exact definition of being extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (also referred to as xdr tuberculosis). Such tuberculosis is almost untreatable. All patients in this outbreak who were tested were HIV positive and 52 of the 53 died afte...
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