Tuberculosis (TB)

La vaccination régresse, des maladies qu’on croyait disparues réapparaissent

La vaccination des enfants régresse dans les pays occidentaux. Que ce soit pour cause de négligence ou avec de vrais refus de la part des parents, la réduction de la couverture vaccinale est patente.

De la pénurie à la controverse, le point sur la vaccination en France

Les difficultés d’approvisionnement depuis plusieurs mois de certains vaccins pédiatriques, couplées à des décisions de justice médiatisées et à une pétition relayée par les réseaux sociaux ont relancé le débat sur la vaccination des jeunes enfants en France. Vaccins obligatoires ou recommandés, en pénurie, critiqués… Le point sur une question sensible.
Quels vaccins sont obligatoires ou recommandés ?

Patient with drug-resistant tuberculosis being treated in Maryland

Health authorities are working to identify people who may have been exposed to a patient with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis.
The patient traveled in April from India to the United States, through Chicago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Seven weeks after arriving, the patient -- who also spent time in Missouri and Tennessee -- sought treatment and was diagnosed with active tuberculosis.

After Ebola, world still unprepared for global pandemic: MSF

Late and slow international response, the absence of solid leadership as well as the lack of treatments and vaccines are a recurrent scenario in many of today's health emergencies and are not unique to the Ebola epidemic, the medical charity said.
"If a global pandemic were to strike tomorrow, there is still no well-resourced, coordinated international response in place to kick in," Joanne Liu, the international president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), said in a statement on Wednesday.

Mexico suspends infant vaccines after two babies die and 29 fall ill

Mexico’s public health system has suspended infant vaccines and begun an investigation after two babies died and 29 became ill in an impoverished community in southern Mexico.
The Mexican institute for social security says six of the 29 babies are in grave condition after receiving vaccinations for tuberculosis, rotavirus and hepatitis B.
The cause of the adverse reactions is not known, the institute said Sunday.

TB Vaccine: Address Country level Research needs

There is need for countries with high TB levels to better address the R&D needs for TB vaccines, Glenda Gray, President of the South African Medical Research Council said at a recent Forum on in tuberculosis (TB) and TB vaccine development held in Shanghai, China.
According to Gray, South Africa and other countries with high levels of TB need to create a sustainable R&D structure in Africa.

World Immunization Week: A boy in a remote Ethiopian village gets his first shots

Nyabel Both lives in a remote village in the Gambella region of Ethiopia, where common childhood diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and diarrhea are a constant threat.
Yet Nyabel has managed something wonderful: Her one-year-old son has been vaccinated for measles, polio, tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae—in other words, she has fully immunized her child.

Tuberculose : agir avant qu’il ne soit trop tard

Pensiez-vous qu’il existe une maladie qui tue 1,5 million de personnes chaque année et que vous pouvez contracter rien qu’en respirant ? Cette maladie, la tuberculose, est une menace que nous ne pouvons ignorer, et dont le nouveau visage, la tuberculose résistante aux médicaments, se fait de plus en plus meurtrier.

India likely to extend price caps to more HIV, TB meds: Reuters

After stirring up protest by expanding its list of drugs subject to price caps late last year, India is considering adding more to the list. This time, health officials are likely to add more drugs that treat HIV and tuberculosis, Reuters reports.

360,000 TB cases reported in Europe in 2013

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and World Health Organization/Europe announced that 1,000 people in Europe contracted tuberculosis (TB) each day in 2013, amounting to 360,000 Europeans.
The recently published data shows a drop of 6 percent from 2012.