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Health Protection Agency: tuberculosis worldwide

The site gives information on tuberculosis world wide (key facts and figures), epidemiology of tuberculosis in England and Wales, control of tuberculosis in England and Wales, history of tuberculosis disease and its treatment.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 11:12]

HPA: TB information sheets

Factsheets available in Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu, Turkish, Bengal and English.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 11:13]

WHO: Treatment of tuberculosis, guidelines for national programmes

This WHO paper gives background information about the tuberculosis epidemic plus a strategy and framework for effective tuberculosis control. It identifies standardised treatment regimes, HIV and TB, standardised management plan and essential anti-tuberculosis drugs.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 11:11]

WHO: Weekly epidemiological record

Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) serves as an essential instrument for the rapid and accurate dissemination of epidemiological information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations and on other communicable diseases of public health importance, including the newly emerging or re-emerging infections. In English and French.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 11:11]

WHO: guidelines for the management of drug resistant tuberculosis

Sir John Crofton has developed guidelines for the WHO tuberculosis programme TB/96.210(2001)

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 11:12]

IPPR: Migration, public health and compulsory screening for TB and HIV

Migration, public health and compulsory screening for TB and HIV, by Richard Coker. It examines the medical, legal and ethical issues surrounding on-entry and pre-entry screening and concludes that screening is ineffective, costly and may have negative rather than positive impacts on public health.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 11:11]

NHS Direct: Tuberculosis

Provides information on symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 11:13]

Children and Tuberculosis

Information on treatment, symptoms and immunisation and links.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 11:14]

Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in children.

Article by Shingadia D, Novelli V. (2003)
Lancet Infect Dis. 2003 Oct;3(10):624-32.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 11:14]

Childhood tuberculosis

Identification of the molecular immunological basis of susceptibility and resistance to mycobacterial infection.
Although the immune response to tuberculosis (TB) is different in children and adults, research on childhood TB has been relatively neglected. The programme will bring together a major clinical field base in South Africa with research groups in London, Cleveland and Stanford to study the molecular and immunological basis of susceptibility and resistance to TB in children.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 11:13]

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