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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.
Survey findings reveal amazing progress in confronting HIV epidemic in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia

Survey findings reveal amazing progress in confronting HIV epidemic in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia

WHO’s Global Hearts initiative focuses on reducing heart disease worldwide

WHO’s Global Hearts initiative focuses on reducing heart disease worldwide

FDA approves new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

FDA approves new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

New study proves that 'super-boosting' approach may help treat children co-infected with TB and HIV

New study proves that 'super-boosting' approach may help treat children co-infected with TB and HIV

New article highlights clinical problems linked to antiretroviral therapy in HIV/TB coinfected patients

New article highlights clinical problems linked to antiretroviral therapy in HIV/TB coinfected patients

New ‘release and kill’ strategy may shorten treatment periods for patients with tuberculosis

New ‘release and kill’ strategy may shorten treatment periods for patients with tuberculosis

Researchers develop new 3D system to study human tuberculosis

Researchers develop new 3D system to study human tuberculosis

Detailed analysis of bacterial proteins offers path for new drugs to curb tuberculosis

Detailed analysis of bacterial proteins offers path for new drugs to curb tuberculosis

Study finds increase in deaths from preventable illness in Delhi, despite investments in health care

Study finds increase in deaths from preventable illness in Delhi, despite investments in health care

Scientists identify key 'survival gene' that reduces mutation rates in mycobacteria

Scientists identify key 'survival gene' that reduces mutation rates in mycobacteria

Old tuberculosis drug improves impaired social behavior in autism mouse model

Old tuberculosis drug improves impaired social behavior in autism mouse model

UCLA-led researchers identify potential TB drug regimen that may cut treatment time up to 75%

UCLA-led researchers identify potential TB drug regimen that may cut treatment time up to 75%

Scientists sequence poisonous mushrooms to produce potential compounds for medicinal uses

Scientists sequence poisonous mushrooms to produce potential compounds for medicinal uses

South African study shows that person-to person transmission drives drug-resistant TB epidemics

South African study shows that person-to person transmission drives drug-resistant TB epidemics

Study shows evidence that person-to-person transmission drives spread of drug-resistant TB

Study shows evidence that person-to-person transmission drives spread of drug-resistant TB

Better fungal disease diagnostics could be critical to fight against antimicrobial resistance

Better fungal disease diagnostics could be critical to fight against antimicrobial resistance

Researchers find explanation for link between persistent infection and long-term immunity

Researchers find explanation for link between persistent infection and long-term immunity

Researchers discover underlying cause for formation of granulomas

Researchers discover underlying cause for formation of granulomas

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