Leading Up To U.N. High-Level Meeting, WHO Releases New TB Guidelines Aimed At Boosting Global Efforts To Reduce Disease Burden

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“The World Health Organization has issued new guidelines for expanding testing and improving the treatment times for people with latent tuberculosis infection. The move is in response to countries’ request for guidance on how to scale up preventative measures for people who may not currently show symptoms of illness, but are susceptible to incurring and developing active TB infection. … The guideline is hoped to provide an additional boost in efforts to reduce TB burden worldwide, and comes in the lead-up to what advocates hope will be the most important political meeting on the disease to date — the first United Nations high-level meeting on TB…” (Ravelo, 2/28).

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