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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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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Research unit to tackle respiratory infections launched

Today sees the launch of a new new research unit that will work to prevent and pre-empt future disease pandemics and tackle dangerous respiratory infections such as TB. The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Respiratory Infection is a partnership between Imperial College London and Public Health England (PHE), with TB Alert as the lead third sector […]

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TB management course October dates

A two and a half day advanced course in tuberculosis management and control in the UK is being held from 20 to 22 October 2014. The course being held at the Birmingham & Midland Institute in central Birmingham is for doctors, TB nurses and related non-medical scientists. A wide range of topics will be covered, from microbiology and epidemiology, […]

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