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Tuberculosis

09 December 2010

WHO approves new rapid TB test

The World Health Organisation has endorsed a new rapid test for tuberculosis that could save millions of lives through early diagnosis of the disease.

The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) has endorsed a new rapid test for tuberculosis that could save millions of lives through early diagnosis of the disease. TB killed an estimated 1.7 million people globally in 2009.

According to WHO, wide use of the test could result in a three-fold increase in the diagnosis of patients with drug-resistant TB and a 100% rise in the number of HIV-associated TB cases diagnosed in high-burden HIV and TB areas.

 

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