MicrobeWorld App

appsquarebannerad200x200

Join MicrobeWorld

Subscribe via Email

subscribe

Microbes After Hours

MW-Site-Banner-200x200

Click for more "Microbes After Hours" videos

Featured Image

Featured Video

Crowdsourced Microbes Heading to Station

Supporters

ASM House 200X200

Need to Fight TB with Multiple Weapons

Two large studies in Africa illustrate the difficulty of getting a handle on the continent's raging tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, researchers said here.

One study, which looked at a household-based campaign against TB and HIV, found that it prevented TB incidence and transmission, while apparently increasing HIV testing, reported Peter Godfrey-Faussett, MD, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).

On the other hand, an intense TB prevention campaign aimed at gold miners found no durable effect, according to Alison Grant, MD, PhD, also of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
 
 

Comments (0)

Collections (0)

 

American Society for Microbiology
2012 1752 N Street, N.W. • Washington, DC 20036-2904 • (202) 737-3600
American Society For Microbiology © 2014   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use