A Channel for Tuberculosis Literature

On World TB Day, the PLOS Tuberculosis Channel was launched. Channels are resources for communities: a single destination that features curated content selected from PLOS journals as well as the broader literature, supplemented by commentary, blogs, news and discussions.

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On World Tuberculosis Day, the PLOS Tuberculosis Channel was launched. Channels are resources for communities: a single destination that features curated content selected from PLOS journals as well as the broader literature, supplemented by commentary, blogs, news and discussions. The content included in a Channel is selected by experts in their field, known as Channel Editors.

Tuberculosis kills more people today than HIV and malaria combined. In 2015, there were an estimated 10.4 million new TB cases worldwide and 1.8 million TB deaths. Six countries account for 60 per cent of the total burden, with India accounting for 27 per cent of the global cases, followed by Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa. Of the 10.4 million new cases, the WHO estimate that only 6.1 million were detected and officially notified. This left a gap of 4.3 million cases that are considered ‘missing’ – either not diagnosed, or not notified to TB control programs. Drug-resistance is a growing threat in many settings, and there is an urgent need for improved drug regimens, vaccines and diagnostics.

The Tuberculosis Channel features articles on all topics relevant to TB research. The Channel editors aim to showcase the most up to date research to assist various stakeholders in the fight against TB, including academics, healthcare workers, policy makers, implementers, patients, and civil society.

The Tuberculosis Channel was developed with the McGill International TB Centre, and the India TB Research and Development Corporation.

You can read more about the Channel and its editors at: http://blogs.plos.org/speakingofmedicine/2017/03/2...

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Madhukar Pai

Director, McGill Global Health Programs

I am a Professor and a Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology & Global Health at McGill University, Montreal. I serve as the Director of McGill Global Health Programs, and Associate Director of the McGill International TB Centre.

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