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Vietnam Leads the Way with SOS Stool Method to Diagnose TB

Vietnam Leads the Way with SOS Stool Method to Diagnose TB

Vietnam, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Vietnam is the first country in the world to routinely use an innovative method to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) using stool. The Simple One-Step Stool Method, developed by KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, is implemented in 10 healthcare facilities across the country. ,,This simple and painless test is an important development for diagnosing [...]

People with TB to be Suspended from Working in Public Facilities

People with TB to be Suspended from Working in Public Facilities

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — People infected with tuberculosis (TB) will be suspended from working at schools, hospitals and other public places as a precaution against the disease, the health ministry said Friday. Under the TB prevention act passed by parliament last month, people who have been diagnosed with the disease cannot stay in [...]

Researchers Develop Method That Can Find Treatment for Multidrug-resistant TB

Researchers Develop Method That Can Find Treatment for Multidrug-resistant TB

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a new process that can lead to better treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), the country’s public health agency said Friday. The headway made by a team led by Kim Jeong-hyun has been successful in creating large numbers of macrophages from pluripotent stem cells, the [...]

‘Hagwon Town’ Noryangjin Put on Alert After Another Tuberculosis Diagnosis

‘Hagwon Town’ Noryangjin Put on Alert After Another Tuberculosis Diagnosis

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Health authorities have been put on alert after yet another student was diagnosed with tuberculosis in the famous hagwon town Noryangjin. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a student was diagnosed with the disease during a local medical test provided by the organization. The student in [...]

Korean Government Bolsters Treatment, Prevention for Foreign TB Patients

Korean Government Bolsters Treatment, Prevention for Foreign TB Patients

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Some 50,000 foreign laborers make their way to Korea each year in search of the “Korean Dream”, but a recent study revealed that these laborers, who are often exposed to substandard working and living conditions, have grown more vulnerable to tuberculosis than the general population.  According to the Korean [...]

Troubled Samsung Medical Center Suffers from Endless Controversy

Troubled Samsung Medical Center Suffers from Endless Controversy

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Last month, an insider at Samsung Medical Center exposed one of the hospital’s obstetric surgeons for ghost surgery: the unnamed doctor had allotted a surgical procedure to which he had been assigned to another junior surgeon, while he travelled overseas to partake in an academic seminar. The concerned doctor [...]