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Category : TB
Man Jailed for Throwing TB Drugs Daily Nation, Pg. 34
Friday, 09 Sep 2011

Parents of a 40 year old man who threw away tuberculosis drugs meant to cure him from the disease have successfully moved to have him jailed to be monitored till he finishes his dose.

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Tuberculosis Relative Could Be New Vaccine The People, Pg 9
Tuesday, 06 Sep 2011

Injecting modified bacteria related to tuberculosis could protect against the disease. According to nature medicine reports, experiments on mice showed the injections could completely eliminate tuberculosis bacteria in some cases. The only Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine for the dis

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Phase Two TB Trials Launched The Standard, My Health, Pg. 9
Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011

The AERAS, a non-profit product development organization dedicated to the development of effective tuberculosis (TB) vaccines and the Oxford Emergent Tuberculosis Consortium (OETC) start the second tuberculosis vaccine trials in Senegal and South Africa. The trial is expected to generate importan

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Swoop to Net TB Drug Defaulters The Standard, Pg. 9
Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011

After several reports of patients withdrawing from tuberculosis treatment under the belief they had been cured by the miraculous Loliondo healer, Transmara district medical officer of health says medical staff in conjunction with the police are moving from village to village in search of defaulte

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Hope for TB Patients as Test Kit is Put Up Reject Newspaper, Pg. 6
Monday, 01 Aug 2011

A promising and innovative diagnostic test with a new machine referred to as Gene Xpert will be able to detect drug resistant tuberculosis in less than three hours. The new test has a sensitivity rate of 90 per cent and will enable doctors detect more people with Drug resistant-TB, thus increasin

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TB Medication Defaulter Arrested The Standard, Pg. 26
Thursday, 28 Jul 2011

A man is arrested in Marakwet West district for allegedly defaulting treatment, a year after he was diagnosed with the disease.

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My Struggle with Drug Resistant Tuberculosis The People, Pg. 27
Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011

Elizabeth Wambui who defaulted on treatment after being diagnosed with tuberculosis, is now on re-treatment, with Dr. Herman Weyenga, a TB/HIV coordinator at the Division of Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Lung Disease at the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation saying TB remains the greatest cause

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Drug Resistance Threatens Treatment of TB Kenya Today, Pg. 11
Monday, 25 Jul 2011

The National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development says Rift Valley province ranks low in the availability of tuberculosis services with only 30 per cent of the facilities offering TB services.

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