Can the campaign against MDR-TB in Russia help curb the global epidemic?
The collapse of the Soviet health care system in the 1990s coupled with prisons releasing improperly treated inmates and endemic poverty escalated incidences of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis to epidemic proportions...
The plight of inmates with TB in Russia's Tomsk Province
A Siberian Community Mobilizes to Fight TB
A Russian province bucks the national government, bringing tuberculosis treatment to the treated--and following through until they are cured. The results so far have been encouraging
Tamping Down Tuberculosis in Russia [Slide Show]
The methods for fighting the multidrug resistant TB epidemic in Russia
In Pursuit of Better Weapons to Combat TB
Tuberculosis remains a stubborn foe despite the efforts of the public and private sector's efforts to deploy new antibiotics and diagnostic tools against a disease that thrives on poverty and ignorance...
Return of a Killer: Tuberculosis in Russia
Veteran journalist Merrill Goozner, director of the Integrity in Science project at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, discusses his series of articles for SciAm.com on the rise of tuberculosis in Russia...
Could IMF Loans Be Causing TB Deaths?
Why loans to post-Soviet countries might have health consequences here
A Breath of Fresh Air: To Fight Tuberculosis, Open a Window
Higher ceilings and bigger windows might be simple fixes for fighting tuberculosis in hospitals strapped for cash
Tuberculosis Strain Subverts Immune Response
New Drug Could Cut TB Treatment Time in Half
Hospitals and Superbugs: Go in Sick... Get Sicker
Nearly 100,000 people die every year from bugs that they pick up in health care facilities; experts say most of these infections are preventable
Antibiotic Resistance: Blame It on Lifesaving Malaria Drug?
Resistance to ciprofloxacin has emerged in people without access to the antibiotic, but who have taken a related antimalarial
Some Bacteria Dine On Antibiotics
Some bacteria are more than resistant to various antibiotics--they can actually survive eating nothing BUT antibiotics. Karen Hopkin reports
Disrupt an Enzyme, Destroy Drug-Resistant Superbugs
New method prevents the transfer of antibiotic resistance (killing the stronger bacteria in the process)