TB in India

Govt announces steps to check under-reporting of TB cases

The aim is to check under-reporting of tuberculosis, which has been flagged as a major area of concern by UN health agency WHO.

Nov 04, 2017, 17:00 PM IST

India witnessed highest number of TB cases, deaths in 2016: WHO

TB is an infectious, airborne disease mainly affecting the lungs and is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Oct 31, 2017, 12:39 PM IST

India signs WHO's 'call for action', pledging to end TB in South East Asian region by 2030

In 2015, TB caused nearly 8,00,000 deaths in the region, while an estimated 4.74 million new cases were reported.

Mar 16, 2017, 17:33 PM IST

India among 6 countries that account for 60% of new TB cases in 2015: WHO

Across the planet, 1.8 million people died of TB last year, 300,000 more than a year earlier, according to the WHO's Global TB Report 2016.

Oct 14, 2016, 08:43 AM IST

India may have up to three times more TB patients than assumed

The study found that in 2014, the private sector treated between 1.9 million and 5.34 million cases -- or about double the cases handled by government-run hospitals.

Sep 06, 2016, 08:41 AM 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

Cheaper, indigenous diagnostic tool for TB likely in a year: ICMR

A Bengaluru-based company has made the new diagnostic tool for TB.

Mar 07, 2016, 05:46 AM IST

India worst affected by TB : US ambassador

India's success rate was 66 percent in fighting TB as per the statistical data of 2013. 

Nov 20, 2015, 23:14 PM IST

India recorded largest number of TB cases in 2014

India, Indonesia and China had the largest number of TB cases at 23 per cent, 10 per cent and 10 per cent respectively of the global total in 2014. 

Oct 29, 2015, 10:39 AM IST

Cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis not increasing

The number of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) cases are not increasing in the country and are less than three percent of the new TB cases, parliament was informed on Tuesday.

May 05, 2015, 17:19 PM IST

2.1 million cases of tuberculosis in India annually

The incidence of tuberculosis disease in India is around 2.1 million cases annually as per the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

Apr 24, 2015, 15:40 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