World Tuberculosis Day

World TB Day: 4 lakh deaths annually make Tuberculosis India's enemy number 1

World TB Day: 4 lakh deaths annually make Tuberculosis India's enemy number 1

In 2016, an estimated 2.8 million (28 lakh) new cases of TB were reported in India and the country now plans to eradicate the disease completely by 2025 - 5 years before the global target.

Mar 24, 2018, 10:03 AM IST
World Tuberculosis Day 2018: Here's what you can do to prevent the disease

World Tuberculosis Day 2018: Here's what you can do to prevent the disease

It is an event designed to build public awareness about the epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease.

Mar 23, 2018, 16:40 PM IST
China reports 900,000 new TB cases every year

China reports 900,000 new TB cases every year

The National Health and Family Planning Commission said that by the end of 2016, 65 out of every 100,000 people were infected with tuberculosis, a figure that experts consider high despite having dropped by 14 per cent in the last six years.

Mar 24, 2017, 13:18 PM IST
World Tuberculosis Day: President Pranab Mukherjee urges stakeholders to redouble efforts to eliminate TB

World Tuberculosis Day: President Pranab Mukherjee urges stakeholders to redouble efforts to eliminate TB

Happy to learn that World Tuberculosis Day is being observed on March 24, Mukherjee tweeted.

Mar 24, 2017, 12:08 PM IST
World Tuberculosis Day: Things you need to know about this infectious disease

World Tuberculosis Day: Things you need to know about this infectious disease

Here are some key facts to know about this contagious disease, caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Mar 24, 2017, 10:21 AM IST
World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Risk factors and prevention of the disease

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Risk factors and prevention of the disease

 Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious, airborne disease that mainly affects your lungs. 

Mar 23, 2017, 23:51 PM IST

World Tuberculosis Day: Pitfalls, progress and challenges of making India TB-free

TB remains to be one of the largest on India's health and wellness scale.

Mar 24, 2016, 14:02 PM IST

Tuberculosis: Key facts and why you should know about it!

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. 

Mar 24, 2016, 12:00 PM IST

World Tuberculosis Day: How can TB be prevented!

TB is spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes.

Mar 24, 2016, 10:34 AM IST

Cases of spinal, gential TB doubled in recent years: Doctors

Doctors say nearly 90 percent women with genital tuberculosis are in the 15-40 age group. Infertility figures due to genital tuberculosis is 60-80 percent. 

Mar 23, 2016, 22:17 PM IST

Big B describes how he suffered from TB

According to Bachchan, stigma and discrimination against people with tuberculosis can occur anywhere whether it be in the workplace, healthcare facilities, within the community, and even in people's own homes.

Mar 08, 2016, 18:05 PM IST

Nadda stresses on systems improvement, greater awareness to fight TB

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda on Tuesday stressed on the crucial role that various stakeholders, including people's representatives at various levels, can play in fighting the scourge of tuberculosis in the country.

Mar 24, 2015, 19:26 PM IST

Gene analysis can trace spread of drug-resistant TB

Researchers in Britain have used genetic analysis of the tuberculosis (TB) bacteria to trace the fatal spread of multidrug- resistant TB between patients.

Mar 24, 2015, 19:19 PM IST

India failing to tackle `massive TB crisis`: Expert

India Tuesday launched a major campaign to increase awareness of tuberculosis as an expert slammed the government`s shortcomings in tackling the disease which kills about 1,000 Indians daily.

Mar 24, 2015, 18:50 PM IST

India needs political will to eradicate TB: Study

Only with political will and commitment, backed by sufficient resources, can India effectively control tuberculosis (TB) that kills over three lakh people every year, says a Mumbai-based senior doctor.

Mar 24, 2015, 12:43 PM IST

WHO calls for global solidarity, action to end TB

WHO has called for global solidarity and action in a bid to put TB infection to an end.

Mar 24, 2015, 12:24 PM IST

World Tuberculosis Day: India needs political will to eradicate the disease, says study

Only with political will and commitment, backed by sufficient resources, can India effectively control tuberculosis (TB) that kills over three lakh people every year, says a Mumbai-based senior doctor.

Mar 24, 2015, 11:41 AM IST

World Tuberculosis Day 2015: 5 lesser known facts about the disease

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

Mar 24, 2015, 10:29 AM IST

President Pranab Mukherjee urges Indians to unite to end tuberculosis

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday urged all Indians to "work unitedly" to end the "scourge of tuberculosis" in the country.

Mar 23, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

Experts urge govt to implement TB treatment regimes

Ahead of World Tuberculosis Day, health experts rued the government's delay in implementing the daily fixed-dose treatment of tuberculosis despite making policy changes in this regard, and urged it to swiftly implement revised TB treatment regimes.

Mar 21, 2015, 00:04 AM IST