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Cat Owners Could Catch Tuberculosis As Disease Is Widespread In Wildlife

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A leading vet has made his fears known about the potential risk of cat owners catching tuberculosis (TB) from their pets. In the Mail On Sunday, Ro...

It's Official: Badger Culls Were Inhumane, Ineffective and Unnecessary

Mark Jones | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

Last autumn, more than 1,800 badgers lost their lives in Somerset and Gloucestershire in the name of bovine tuberculosis control. Now the government-commissioned report by independent experts, who have studied the evidence, has shown our grave concerns to be justified.

From Mosquito Nets to Life-saving Moisturiser: The London Team Tackling Global Health and Development

Bidisha | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK
Bidisha

Academic and medical research lies at the core of the advocacy and consciousness-raising that global health journalists undertake, although the details of their vital labour, fieldwork and analysis are often unseen by lay readers.

TB Meat or Not TB, That Is the Question - The Answer? Who Knows...

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Fresh from the horse meat scandal, DEFRA has found itself in a new controversy, having again failed the British consumer in food traceability and labelling. The public now knows that over 20,000 cattle infected with bovine TB enter the food chain in the UK each year, and the government doesn't know where they go, where they are sold, and who is eating them.

Looking at the Badger Issue with a Fresh Pair of Eyes

Simon Howarth | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK
Simon Howarth

The vaccination, like all vaccinations, will not cure any badgers that have already been infected. If the percentage of badgers with infection is particularly high in one area, it may already be too late to use the vaccination there. Vaccinating the badgers in these areas will have very little effect on the spread of bTB to cattle, and will cost a vast amount of money.

A Badger Cull Will Help Make Our Countryside TB Free

Adam Quinney | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK
Adam Quinney

It's important to put paid to some of the other myths that have grown up around this issue. The most up to date scientific advice available shows that a programme that tackles TB on all fronts at the same time, including in wildlife, will significantly reduce the problem. What's happened in other countries backs this up.

Badger Cull To Start This Weekend

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

Controversial culling of badgers as part of efforts to tackle TB in cattle goes ahead from this weekend, in the face of protests from animal welfare c...

No Cheap Option or Easy Short Cut to Ending Malaria

Sarah Dransfield | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK
Sarah Dransfield

As World Malaria Day is marked this week, it will be an opportunity to celebrate the significant progress that's been made, but it will also be a time to question why there are still so many challenges in trying to eradicate this deadly disease.

Controversial Badger Cull To Be Delayed

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

The badger cull is set to be delayed after questions over the cost and effectiveness of the scheme. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is expecte...

Badger Cull Facts And Figures

PA | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK

Here are some key facts and figures surrounding the debate over controversial plans for a badger cull to tackle bovine tuberculosis (TB). Figures come...

Tuberculosis: It's Closer Than You Think

Aaron Oxley | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Politics
Aaron Oxley

So where in the world can you find the highest rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis? I'll give you a clue - it also happens to be one of only two regions in the world where the number of new HIV cases continues to rise every year. It's not Africa. It's not South America or even Asia. It's the European region.

Stop the Cull - Save the Badger

Mark Jones | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

No one denies that TB in cattle is a serious problem. It results in the premature slaughter of many thousands of cattle each year, with devastating impacts for farmers, and at a huge cost to the taxpayer in testing, inspection and compensation. But killing badgers isn't going to reduce TB in cattle.

Progress on Eradicating TB at Risk

Aaron Oxley | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK
Aaron Oxley

This year on World TB Day, the news that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria no longer has the resources to continue expanding its work is catastrophic for the 3,800 people dying every day from TB and for 33.4 million people living with HIV for whom TB is the leading cause of death.

Aid Doesn't Work: Breaking the Cycle

Simon Moss | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Moss

We need to take the proof that aid works out to our communities, and we need to show our politicians and media the full story when it comes to aid and development. We need to argue that aid can work wonders - when it's spent well.

Badger Cull: Doing Nothing is Not an Acceptable Option

Jim Paice | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Politics
Jim Paice

Nobody wants to cull badgers. But equally no country in the world where wildlife carries TB has been able to eradicate the disease in cattle without tackling it in wildlife too.

Scottish Students Contract Tuberculosis

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Two students on the same college course have contracted tuberculosis (TB), public health experts have confirmed. The patients ...