Pre-viva seminar | Investigating Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in rural Malawi

Overview Current control strategies are failing to contain the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic and are limited by our lack of understanding of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) transmission dynamics, especially in HIV-prevalent settings. M.tb infection in children aged under 5 years of age indicates recent transmission, acting as a sentinel for infectious (typically adult) TB and highlights recent failures in community control […]

Seminar | My wife has drug-resistant TB; and what of me and our children?

Co-hosted with the AMR Centre Summary The last two decades have seen huge leaps in the recognition and diagnosis of MDR-TB and therapeutic management is gradually catching up. Nevertheless, for an affected household the identification of an individual with MDR-TB using a novel diagnostic and the initiation of an exciting new treatment regimen, is only […]

Union Conference | TB Centre attendance

TB Centre members presenting at Union The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health is being held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from 11–14 October 2017, and TB Centre members at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have various posters, oral presentations and will be speaking at symposia. Use this link to download a PDF of […]