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by auntiebi0tic
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: African related TB news
Topic: Scientists Solve a Deadly TB Mystery
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Views: 500

Scientists Solve a Deadly TB Mystery

In 2005 and 2006, 53 patients who checked into a rural South Africa hospital turned out to be infected with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB). The bacterium proved impervious to antibiotics, ultimately killing 52 of the patients. This outbreak in Tugela Ferry, KwaZulu-Natal province, ...
by auntiebi0tic
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: TB in flim and Media
Topic: Songs, music and Tuberculosis
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Views: 615

Songs, music and Tuberculosis

A tuberculosis theme appears in American blues music. Jimmie Rodgers (1897–1933), country music singer, sang about the woes of his tuberculosis in the song "T.B. Blues" (co-written with Raymond E. Hall) which he recorded in 1931 at San Antonio, Texas. Jimmiyrodger.jpg I am trying not to smirk at thi...
by auntiebi0tic
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: TB information videos
Topic: Videos explaining tuberculosis
Replies: 0
Views: 576

Videos explaining tuberculosis

In the A to Z of tuberculosis section and indeed many other parts of the site contain videos. Most of these are made by expects in the field of tuberculosis and mycobacteria. If YOU find a video that you thin may be of interest please leave a link here and if suitable i will post to correct forum Th...
by auntiebi0tic
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Famous People and TB
Topic: Poets, writers and Novelists who contracted Tuberculosis
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Views: 513

Poets, writers and Novelists who contracted Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis, known variously as consumption, phthisis, and the great white plague, was long thought to be associated with poetic and artistic qualities in its sufferers, and was also known as "the romantic disease". Major artistic figures such as the poets John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Edga...
by auntiebi0tic
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Global TB NEWS
Topic: This blood test may predict onset of tuberculosis
Replies: 0
Views: 506

This blood test may predict onset of tuberculosis

A new blood test has been found to more accurately predict the development of tuberculosis up to two years before its onset in people living with someone with active TB, according to research published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, an American Thoracic Soc...
by auntiebi0tic
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: A to Z of Tuberculosis
Topic: BCG 2. Side and adverse effects of TB vaccine
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Views: 791

BCG 2. Side and adverse effects of TB vaccine

BCG immunization generally causes some pain and scarring at the site of injection The main adverse effects are keloids—large, raised scars. The insertion of deltoid is most frequently used because the local complication rate is smallest when that site is used. Nonetheless, the buttock is an alternat...
by auntiebi0tic
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: A to Z of Tuberculosis
Topic: BCG 1. Vaccine for TB
Replies: 0
Views: 514

BCG 1. Vaccine for TB

Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccine is a vaccine primarily used against tuberculosis (TB). In countries where tuberculosis or leprosy is common, one dose is recommended in healthy babies as close to the time of birth as possible.In areas where tuberculosis is not common, only children at high ris...
by auntiebi0tic
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: A to Z of Tuberculosis
Topic: BCG 3. History
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Views: 609

BCG 3. History

The history of BCG ( bacille Calmette-Guerin) is tied to that of smallpox. Jean Antoine Villemin first recognized bovine tuberculosis in 1854 and transmitted it, and Robert Koch first distinguished Mycobacterium bovis from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Following the success of vaccination in preventin...
by auntiebi0tic
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: A to Z of Tuberculosis
Topic: Acquired drug resistance (ADR)
Replies: 0
Views: 469

Acquired drug resistance (ADR)

ADR or Acquired drug resistance is a term used to describe resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs developing in a patient due to sub-optimal therapy (usually not completing the course of treatment). This of course lays the blame on the patient. ADR can also be caused by the doctor not prescribing the...
by auntiebi0tic
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello and Welcome from admin
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Hello and Welcome from admin

I find it strange, very strange indeed that the side effects I suffered in 1992 are still being felt by patients today.
Nothing has changed. I just hope nurses and care givers are more sympathetic than they were in my time.