Approximately one-quarter of the people in the world have latent tuberculosis infection, with the risk of activation, which can threaten the health of the individual and close contacts. For latent TB infection, 9-months of treatment with isoniazid can prevent active disease. But because of hepatotoxicity and poor completion rates, an… Continue Reading Treating Latent Tuberculosis

There was a team of doctors, probably about 5 of them, that came in and visited me. They had told me about TB control and what would be happening and the process that they would be following in regards to contacting me. They then gave me Pat’s name and number.… Continue Reading A TB survivor tells her story. Part 3: Treatment

[♩INTRO] More than eighteen hundred people have died so far in the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. But doctors on the front lines now have a new weapon. Two of them, actually, because a clinical trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo revealed two new treatments which can… Continue Reading We Can Cure Ebola! (Mostly—Which Is Better Than Rarely) | SciShow News

Hello, I am Dr. Kenneth Castro, Director of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I am excited to share with you today the release of CDC guidelines for the use of a new regimen for the treatment of persons with latent tuberculosis infection.… Continue Reading New Treatment Regimen for Latent Tuberculosis Infection

It’s estimated that about two billion people worldwide are infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis, often just shortened to tuberculosis or simply ‘TB’. Two billion is a ton of people, but even though they’re infected, that doesn’t mean all those people have symptoms, the vast majority, about 90-95%, aren’t even aware they’re… Continue Reading Tuberculosis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

It’s estimated that about two billion people worldwide are infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis, often just shortened to tuberculosis or simply ‘TB’. Two billion is a ton of people, but even though they’re infected, that doesn’t mean all those people have symptoms, the vast majority, about 90-95%, aren’t even aware they’re… Continue Reading Tuberculosis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

>>I think one of the biggest misconceptions that I like people to know about is, with latent TB, that if you have latent TB, you need to get treated. And even though you’re not showing symptoms and you’re not walking around, you know, having all the bad experiences that I… Continue Reading The Importance of Latent TB Infection Testing and Treatment

Voiceover: This is Charles Proburg. Voiceover: And Morgan Theiss. Voiceover: And we’re going to talk on this video about the treatment of active tuberculosis infection. And I’ll state the obvious up front, which is the reason you want to treat somebody with any infectious disease, in this case, tuberculosis, is… Continue Reading Treatment of Active TB | Infectious diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Updated Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment recommendations for Health Care personnel. On May 17th, 2019 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association updated recommendations for tuberculosis (or TB) screening, testing, and treatment for health care personnel in the United States. These recommendations should be… Continue Reading Updated TB Testing and Treatment Recommendations for Health Care Personnel