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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.
Despite availability of life-saving medicaiton, annual deaths due to fungal meningitis are still over 180,000

Despite availability of life-saving medicaiton, annual deaths due to fungal meningitis are still over 180,000

New analysis shows high mortality and financial burden for pulmonary disease due to non-tuberculosis mycobacterium (NTM)

New analysis shows high mortality and financial burden for pulmonary disease due to non-tuberculosis mycobacterium (NTM)

Researchers develop antibacterial wound dressing made from shells of crustaceans

Researchers develop antibacterial wound dressing made from shells of crustaceans

Slender faces linked to overbite and left-handedness

Slender faces linked to overbite and left-handedness

WHO/AFRO: Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi to participate in malaria vaccine pilot program

WHO/AFRO: Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi to participate in malaria vaccine pilot program

WHO Global Hepatitis Report reveals goal to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030

WHO Global Hepatitis Report reveals goal to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030

New study reports long-term infectious disease trends in China after SARS outbreak

New study reports long-term infectious disease trends in China after SARS outbreak

Rutgers scientists reveal structure of TB drug target and identify new inhibitors

Rutgers scientists reveal structure of TB drug target and identify new inhibitors

Epigem partners with Northumbria University to develop disposable TB testing kit

Epigem partners with Northumbria University to develop disposable TB testing kit

LSTM scientists describe new approach to screening potential TB treatments

LSTM scientists describe new approach to screening potential TB treatments

Disease of antiquity: University of Notre Dame expert focuses on tuberculosis research

Disease of antiquity: University of Notre Dame expert focuses on tuberculosis research

Report: Global increase in drug-resistant TB threatens to ruin efforts to eradicate the disease

Report: Global increase in drug-resistant TB threatens to ruin efforts to eradicate the disease

WHO launches new ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

WHO launches new ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

Fight against TB threatened by drug resistance

Fight against TB threatened by drug resistance

New TB/HIV co-infections flare-up by 40% over last five years across Europe

New TB/HIV co-infections flare-up by 40% over last five years across Europe

TB Alliance urges WHO to add Mycobacterium tuberculosis to list of drug-resistant bacteria

TB Alliance urges WHO to add Mycobacterium tuberculosis to list of drug-resistant bacteria

WHO releases first ever list of antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

WHO releases first ever list of antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

Case Western Reserve and VA team up to tackle rising problem of antibiotic resistance

Case Western Reserve and VA team up to tackle rising problem of antibiotic resistance

Compound from soil bacteria could translate into new drug lead for TB

Compound from soil bacteria could translate into new drug lead for TB

WSU study aims to reduce burden of antimicrobial resistance

WSU study aims to reduce burden of antimicrobial resistance