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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.
Scientists identify Smurf1 protein that plays role in autophagy of TB bacteria

Scientists identify Smurf1 protein that plays role in autophagy of TB bacteria

New method provides rapid, accurate assessment of bacterial oxygen consumption in microdroplets

New method provides rapid, accurate assessment of bacterial oxygen consumption in microdroplets

Archaeologist discovers 800-year-old genomes from bacterial infection in Byzantine skeleton

Archaeologist discovers 800-year-old genomes from bacterial infection in Byzantine skeleton

Insights into immune system pathways may be key to developing effective TB vaccine

Insights into immune system pathways may be key to developing effective TB vaccine

Danish researchers uncover bacteria’s secret code language

Danish researchers uncover bacteria’s secret code language

Ancient Chinese medicine for malaria could potentially aid in treatment of tuberculosis

Ancient Chinese medicine for malaria could potentially aid in treatment of tuberculosis

Scientists discover mechanism that hijacks immune system's response to tuberculosis

Scientists discover mechanism that hijacks immune system's response to tuberculosis

Novel computer tool predicts impact of short-course treatment regimen against MDR-TB

Novel computer tool predicts impact of short-course treatment regimen against MDR-TB

Childhood diarrhea from pathogens more common than previously thought?

Childhood diarrhea from pathogens more common than previously thought?

WHO launches new data portal to track progress towards universal health coverage worldwide

WHO launches new data portal to track progress towards universal health coverage worldwide

Researchers discover first toxin antitoxin system in biofilms

Researchers discover first toxin antitoxin system in biofilms

Scientists reveal key insight into how immune system recognises TB

Scientists reveal key insight into how immune system recognises TB

Researchers develop new compound that can take down defenses in M. tuberculosis

Researchers develop new compound that can take down defenses in M. tuberculosis

Surveys reveal exceptional progress against HIV in Africa

Surveys reveal exceptional progress against HIV in Africa

Liverpool-led research consortium aims to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Liverpool-led research consortium aims to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV

MDR-TB infection rates higher among migrants than general population, study finds

MDR-TB infection rates higher among migrants than general population, study finds

ECDC: 1 in 7 HIV-infected people in the EU/EEA unaware of disease status

ECDC: 1 in 7 HIV-infected people in the EU/EEA unaware of disease status

NTM lung infections

NTM lung infections

WHO confirms pilot deployment of first-generation malaria vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa

WHO confirms pilot deployment of first-generation malaria vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa

Getting drugs to bugs in NTM lung infections: an interview with Dr Jakko van Ingen

Getting drugs to bugs in NTM lung infections: an interview with Dr Jakko van Ingen