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New Publication: Sex differences in tuberculosis burden and notifications in low- and middle-income countries

Sex differences in tuberculosis burden and notifications in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public health priority and is now the leading cause of death from an infectious disease worldwide. Over the past twenty years, TB case notifications among men have exceeded those among women in most […]

New publication: systematic review of TB vaccine modelling

TB Centre members have  a new publication in the Journal of Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. “Systematic review of mathematical models exploring the epidemiological impact of future TB vaccines” Rebecca C. Harris , MBioch, MSc, Tom Sumner , BSc, PhD, Gwenan M. Knight , BA, MSc, MRes, PhD & Richard G White , BSc, MSc, PhD […]

Giant rats: a novel tool to diagnose TB in prisoners.

A recent article in The Guardian is looking at novel approaches for finding TB patients applied in prisons in Tanzania and Mozambique. Both countries use highly smell sensitive and trained giant rats to detect patients with tuberculosis. You can read the full article here.     Image: The Guardian

World TB Day 2016: Videos and interviews with leading experts in tuberculosis research

Leading tuberculosis (TB) experts from the University College London (UCL) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) were interviewed during the World TB Day 2016. They discussed various aspects of TB including diagnosis, vaccine development and immune correlates. Click here for the full article. There is also a youtube video of the interview, […]

TB research boosted by sequenced strains

Scientists working with tuberculosis (TB) have recently been given a boost in the quest to develop better treatments for TB. They now have access to over 100 strains that have been genome sequenced, including strains resistant to the major TB drugs. The study, reported in the journal BMC Medicine, was led by the London School […]

World TB Day 2016- UCL & LSHTM 23rd March

Date: 23.03.2016 Time: 9AM-6PM Location: LSHTM, Keppel Street The UCL-TB and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s TB Centre annual tuberculosis symposium will take place at the John Snow lecture theatre at the LSHTM on Wednesday 23rd March, 2016. Please reserve your free ticket at the Eventbrite ticket page. The symposium will be the launch of […]

Lancet Publication

The TB centre would like to highlight the recent publication of “The transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in high burden settings” in The Lancet. The paper arose out of the TB Centre UCL-TB Transmission meeting and is available here

Inaugural Lecture: A series of fortunate events – Hlabisa 3 to Lima 31

in the series Inaugural Lectures Date: Tuesday 9 February 2016 Time: 5:15 pm Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Inaugural Lecture Speaker: Professor David Moore Followed by a reception in the South Courtyard Cafe Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is […]

41st Tuberculosis, Surveillance and Research Unit meeting

41st Tuberculosis, Surveillance and Research Unit meeting [Abstracts due on 29 January] Date: Monday 4 April – Wednesday 6 April 2016 Venue:Jerry Morris room,  LSHTM, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH Event information:  On behalf of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Public Health England (PHE) and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV), who are […]

Vaccine Design (Documentary)

Vaccines are proof that prevention is better than cure. Every year, vaccines save 6 million lives from diseases like tetanus, whooping cough, measles, polio and tuberculosis. Most of those saved are children who could live to realise their potential. This documentary is brought to you by Pfizer Malaysia. Dr Helen Fletcher, Director of the TB […]