TB Facts has a wide range of information about the disease Tuberculosis (TB)

If you are concerned that you, or someone you know, might have Tuberculosis then there are all the facts that you need about the TB treatment that you can get. This includes facts about the drug resistant forms of Tuberculosis. In other words everything that you need to know to ensure that someone with TB can be cured. This includes understanding how the disease is spread.

Using the Truenat test

Using the Truenat test

With the new molecular tests such as genexpert and truenat it is now much easier to diagnose TB, although there are still some issues around the costs of these tests. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published new information, the WHO  Consolidated Guidelines on TB, about the different circumstances when various tests should be made available.

There are now an increasing number of new TB drugs which amongst other things can be much easier to take. The days of painful injections for the treatment of TB are now increasingly over. If you are interested in history then you can learn about the history of TB drugs, or more generally the history of TB.

There are also facts about TB worldwide, including how there are very different levels of the disease in different parts of the world. There are some countries which are known as the high burden countries, whilst other countries may be more concerned about how they can eliminate TB.

There are some groups of people that are more affected than others. This is explained in the world wide TB statistics that are provided, and there are also statistics about different countries such as South Africa and India.

TB among Indian children

TB among Indian children

There are a number of pages about TB in India, and this ranges from more basic information, to how people in India can obtain direct transfer payments for TB to help them buy sufficient food. Our information about TB and food is generally found helpful and is written to help people who have both vegetarian and non vegetarian diets.

The government of India has set a target of eliminating TB in India by 2025, some five years earlier than the more general worldwide target of eliminating TB. In India children are particularly affected by TB.  The aim is to eliminate TB in Indian children.