Covid has ‘devastating’ impact on fight against HIV, TB, malaria: Report

GENEVA: The COVID-19 pandemic had a “devastating” impact on the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in 2020, according to a report released by the Global Fund. “To mark our 20th anniversary, we had hoped to focus this year’s report

Pandemics and lockdown

On March 24, 1882, German microbiologist Dr Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes the dangerous infection that affects your lungs. Kock failed to find a cure and tuberculosis still remains one of the biggest

COVID-19 lockdown risks 1.4 million extra TB deaths: study

LONDON: The global lockdown caused by COVID-19 risks a devastating surge in tuberculosis cases, with nearly 1.4 million additional deaths from the world’s biggest infectious killer by 2025, new research showed. TB, a bacterial infection that normally attacks patients’ lungs,