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    Early diagnosis and effective treatment regimens are the keys to tackle antimicrobial resistance in tuberculosis (TB): a report from Euroscicon’s international TB Summit 2016

    Maitra, Arundhati and Kamil, T.K. and Shaik, M. and Danquah, C.A. and Chrzastek, A. and Bhakta, Sanjib (2017) Early diagnosis and effective treatment regimens are the keys to tackle antimicrobial resistance in tuberculosis (TB): a report from Euroscicon’s international TB Summit 2016. Virulence 8 (6), pp. 1005-1024. ISSN 2150-5594.

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    Abstract

    To say that tuberculosis (TB) has regained a strong foothold in the global human health and wellbeing scenario would be an understatement. Ranking alongside HIV/AIDS as the top reason for mortality due to a single infectious disease, the impact of TB extends far into socio-economic context worldwide. As global efforts led by experts and political bodies converge to mitigate the predicted outcome of growing antimicrobial resistance, the academic community of students, practitioners and researchers have mobilised to develop integrated, inter-disciplinary programmes to bring the plans of the former to fruition. Enabling this crucial requirement for unimpeded dissemination of scientific discovery was the TB Summit 2016, held in London, United Kingdom. This report critically discusses the recent breakthroughs made in diagnostics and treatment while bringing to light the major hurdles in the control of the disease as discussed in the course of the three-day international event. Conferences and symposia such as these are the breeding grounds for successful local and global collaborations and therefore must be supported to expand the understanding and outreach of basic sciences research.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Biological Sciences
    Depositing User: Arundhati Maitra
    Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 16:31
    Last Modified: 05 Nov 2017 01:10
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/17994

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