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UCLA studies show promising results for TB

Two recent studies led by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) may pave the way for the development of new TB treatments. Results from the first study suggest that in the future doctors may be able to better identify people who have a greater risk of TB. Research identified the protein interleukin-32 as playing […]

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Educational TB Symposium: registration open

Registrations are now open for September’s educational symposium: “Turning the tide by detecting latent tuberculosis infection” Join Qiagen at the Royal College of Physicians in London, where a panel of experts will be discussing a variety of topics, including: the increasing burden of TB infections in the UK effective diagnosis strategy effective TB elimination strategy effective […]

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Our 2013 annual review is out!

TB Alert’s Annual Review for 2013-2014 is now out! We had another fantastic year, and thanks to our dedicated local partners we reached more people than ever before. But all this has only been possible because of our wonderful supporters, who have all helped us make a real difference to the lives of people with […]

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Chloe takes a dive for TB

Chloe Kinrade from Snape, Suffolk, is taking part in a skydive this Sunday to raise money for TB Alert, after losing her father to tuberculosis 18 months ago. Chloe chose a skydive as a way to fundraise, in order to honour a promise she had made to her dad, Clay, when he was ill. “I promised […]

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Economist report calls for greater action against TB

A new report highlights the need to overcome the apathy surrounding TB in order to make real headway in tackling the illness. ‘Ancient enemy, modern imperative: A time for greater action against tuberculosis’ was recently launched in London by The Economist Intelligence Unit, and supported by pharmaceutical company Janssen, which developed the TB drug Bedaquiline. […]

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Study shows BCG may provide greater protection

A new study shows that the BCG vaccine may provide greater protection than was previously thought. Research by Public Health England (PHE) showed that not only did the BCG protect children against developing the TB illness, but it could actually prevent them from becoming infected with TB after exposure to the bacteria. The study showed […]

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TB for Non-TB Specialists Symposium

Public Health England is running a symposium in Collindale on 2 October. The one-day symposium will allow non-TB specialists and those requiring a refresher an insight into TB management; from identifying risk factor, through to diagnosis, to treatment and outbreak control. Find out more.   

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Blog: Timing, travelling and TB

Ex-patient Laura Russell shares her personal experience of TB. Remember, remember the 5th of November…. I’ll never forget the date I was told I was suspected of having tuberculosis. To the noise of fireworks exploding in the damp, dark dusk I walked home from hospital in a state of bewilderment and shock. How could I […]

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Fundraiser reaches £5k mark for TB Alert

Soldier, fundraiser and ex-TB patient Simon Richardson has now raised more than £5,000 for TB Alert, through his combined fundraising efforts. Simon cycled from John O’Groat’s to Land’s End for us last week, completing the journey in just eight days, and raising more than £1,100! This follows on from an amazing effort in 2012 when he […]

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