World TB Day 2020 – It’s time to know your TB status

  • The unexpected honeymoon souvenir

    For Scott Halstead and his wife, Karen, their honeymoon in Africa led to a very different kind of memento being brought home. On World TB Day, you can learn more about their journey from diagnosis to treatment.

    Read their story
  • Testing millions to stop tuberculosis migration

    In the Gulf region, labor migration is the main source of new TB cases. Currently, those who travel to the region for work are tested for active TB with routine X-ray examinations. However, this practice does not identify asymptomatic individuals infected with latent TB, who may develop the disease and risk infecting others. Learn how Dr. Eskild Petersen, a world-renowned TB expert from Denmark is spearheading the fight against the world’s deadliest infectious disease.  

    Read his story
  • Making an impact in Africa

    Amadou Gueye has a mission. That mission is to help the many contacts of TB patients, migrants and refugees of sub-Saharan Africa access fast and accurate latent TB results, holding firm in his belief that we can better manage the disease. Amadou’s challenge is convincing decision makers and leaders in the health ministries that investing in routine tests now is ultimately cheaper than curbing a possible outbreak later.

    Read his story
  • Latest news in TB testing from
    Dr Masae Kawamura

    IGRAs, such as QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus, are the preferred test for the detection of latent TB infection (LTBI) in most national guidelines and are also endorsed by the WHO as an alternative to the TB skin test. In the webinar, learn why to test and treat LTBI and get the latest information about QFT-Plus performance in high-risk populations.

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Increasing access to care

QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus has been added to the diagnostic catalog of the Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility (GDF), opening a new channel of support for testing and treatment in countries with a high incidence of tuberculosis (TB).

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  • It’s time to spread the word

    Only by working together can we help put an end to the global TB epidemic. Learn more about latent TB and spread the word by taking our latent TB quiz and sharing your results.

    Are you ready to help join the fight?

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