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Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection caused by a germ called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes or talks. If you think you have been exposed, you should go to your doctor for tests as soon as possible. You are more likely to get TB if you have a weak immune system.
Newly discovered antibiotic could help treat drug-resistant tuberculosis

Newly discovered antibiotic could help treat drug-resistant tuberculosis

Scientists resolve 3D protein structures to combat dangerous infectious diseases

Scientists resolve 3D protein structures to combat dangerous infectious diseases

Text messaging provides effective support in improving care for HIV, tuberculosis patients

Text messaging provides effective support in improving care for HIV, tuberculosis patients

Scientists discover biological fingerprint in children with tuberculosis meningitis

Scientists discover biological fingerprint in children with tuberculosis meningitis

Plant compound found to be effective against drug-resistant HIV

Plant compound found to be effective against drug-resistant HIV

Newly discovered natural antibiotic could help fight against drug-resistant TB

Newly discovered natural antibiotic could help fight against drug-resistant TB

Low levels of vitamin A could be strong risk factor for TB

Low levels of vitamin A could be strong risk factor for TB

Clinical study shows new mechanism that BCG vaccine uses to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes

Clinical study shows new mechanism that BCG vaccine uses to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes

Heroin use in the U.S. estimated to cost society more than $51 billion

Heroin use in the U.S. estimated to cost society more than $51 billion

WHO releases list of antibiotics as last resort in superbug infections

WHO releases list of antibiotics as last resort in superbug infections

Single protein allows mycobacteria to generate diverse populations and avoid TB drugs, research shows

Single protein allows mycobacteria to generate diverse populations and avoid TB drugs, research shows

TB germs' metabolic 'escape pathways' may be neutralized by new drugs to shorten duration of therapy

TB germs' metabolic 'escape pathways' may be neutralized by new drugs to shorten duration of therapy

Amped up antibiotic to fight resistant bacteria finally a reality

Amped up antibiotic to fight resistant bacteria finally a reality

FIRS releases new report that outlines global burden of respiratory disease

FIRS releases new report that outlines global burden of respiratory disease

WHO announces new flagship programs for African region over next two years

WHO announces new flagship programs for African region over next two years

BU professor receives Research Innovation and Translation Achievement Award from ATS

BU professor receives Research Innovation and Translation Achievement Award from ATS

Study: Spouses of Nepali migrant workers at higher risk of HIV

Study: Spouses of Nepali migrant workers at higher risk of HIV

Directly observed therapy linked to decrease in mortality among MDR TB patients

Directly observed therapy linked to decrease in mortality among MDR TB patients

Researchers identify many dangerous strains of TB pathogens

Researchers identify many dangerous strains of TB pathogens

Study: Drug-resistant tuberculosis predicted to increase in four high burden countries

Study: Drug-resistant tuberculosis predicted to increase in four high burden countries