Tuberculosis

France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech at the Lyon's congress hall, central France, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, during the meeting of international lawmakers, health leaders and people affected by HIV, Tuberculosis and malaria. Lyon is hosting the two day Global Fund event aimed at raising money to help in the global fight against the epidemics. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
October 10, 2019 - 5:28 am
PARIS (AP) — Heads of states, CEOs and global health leaders gathered Thursday in France to try to raise at least $14 billion to finance the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria over the next three years. French President Emmanuel Macron, who was hosting the conference in the city of Lyon,...
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This undated photo provided by the TB Alliance in August 2019 shows the drug pretomanid. On Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved pretomanid, the first tuberculosis drug developed by a nonprofit group. The TB Alliance was formed to come up with better treatments for the pulmonary disease. (TB Alliance via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 4:16 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Wednesday approved a new tuberculosis medicine that shortens and improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases, a worsening problem in many poor countries. It's the first TB drug from a nonprofit group. The TB Alliance, formed to come up with better...
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May 10, 2019 - 5:11 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A microorganism that played a role in treating tuberculosis is now officially recognized as New Jersey's state microbe. Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday giving the distinction to Streptomyces (strep-toh-MY'-seez) griseus (GREE'-say-us). The microbe was discovered in New...
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March 01, 2019 - 10:50 am
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed a case of tuberculosis at a private Christian school in North Carolina. WRAL-TV reports that Cumberland County health officials were notified Tuesday that single person at Village Christian Academy in Fayetteville had been diagnosed with the...
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Eugene Bell Foundation Chairman Stephen Linton speaks during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The U.S.-based nonprofit group called for South Korea to take stronger steps to fight a tuberculosis crisis in North Korea it says has worsened under strengthened U.S.-led sanctions over its nuclear weapons and missile program. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 16, 2018 - 3:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The withdrawal of a major international aid organization threatens to leave tens of thousands of tuberculosis patients in North Korea without the medication they need and could spiral into a severe crisis if it is not addressed soon, according to health experts familiar...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2016 file photo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The New York Police Department says Frieden was arrested on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 in Brooklyn. Frieden surrendered to face charges that he grabbed the buttocks of a woman he knew in his home last October. It says she reported it in July. He is charged with forcible touching, sex abuse and harassment.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
August 24, 2018 - 5:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was accused of grabbing a woman's behind and was arrested on Friday on a sex abuse charge but said the woman's allegation "does not reflect" who he is or the values he has. Dr. Thomas Frieden appeared in...
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July 25, 2018 - 3:06 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A case of active tuberculosis has been confirmed at a South Carolina high school. Citing a South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control release, news outlets report that someone associated with West Ashley High School in Charleston has tuberculosis. The...
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Mexico's Javier Hernandez, right, is challenged by Brazil's Miranda, left, and Brazil's Thiago Silva, center,during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
July 04, 2018 - 11:46 am
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Four years after Brazil's humiliation at its home World Cup, Thiago Silva is back to his best in Russia, a country where his then-burgeoning career was almost tragically cut short years ago. The 33-year-old Brazil center back — who is nicknamed "O Monstro" for his exceptional...
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October 19, 2017 - 12:47 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Health officials in North Carolina are monitoring more than 260 students and faculty members for tuberculosis at a high school after a student was diagnosed last week. Durham Public Schools spokesman William Sudderth told local media the students and staff at Northern High...
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FILE-- In this Tuesday, April 7, 2015 file photo, World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan, center, visits the Rungis international market to mark the World Health Day in Rungis, outside Paris, France. WHO routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel, far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press, published Sunday, May 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
May 21, 2017 - 8:33 am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel — far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health including AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press. As the...
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