The pandemic had a devastating impact on efforts to battle tuberculosis, with TB hospitals taken over for Covid treatment and lockdowns preventing patients from coming in for diagnosis and care.
Clinical trial of the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine, primarily used against tuberculosis, shows encouraging results in combating Covid-19.
As authorities struggle to contain the novel coronavirus, experts warn that over-stretched health infrastructure is ignoring prolific killers like tuberculosis.
Countries hit hard by tuberculosis such as India and South Africa have seen resources usually allocated to diagnosing and treating TB diverted to fighting coronavirus, says the World Health Organization.
Despite extensive research and investment around the world, a lot remains unknown about pandemic-causing Covid-19.
A joint effort will be required to overcome the potential spread of the pandemic on the African continent.
Rolling media coverage and fake news are fueling widespread panic about COVID-19. A sense of perspective might help to allay concerns.
The level of antibiotic waste exceeds safety thresholds by up to 300 times in rivers around the world, according to a new study.
Detainees at a notorious prison in Libya are suffering abuse at the hands of militias led by warlord Khalifa Haftar.
The infectious disease is re-emerging at a time when the country is in the throes of an economic crisis, threatening to overwhelm a crippled health care system. The number of reported cases increased 40 percent or more in the last year In Caracas.
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