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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.
Genetic mutation appears to help people fight off MRSA

Genetic mutation appears to help people fight off MRSA

Study sheds light on the metabolism of Leishmania parasite

Study sheds light on the metabolism of Leishmania parasite

Texas Biomed researchers pinpoint important mechanism behind TB/HIV co-infection

Texas Biomed researchers pinpoint important mechanism behind TB/HIV co-infection

Rutgers study finds genetically tractable cause of drug-tolerant tuberculosis

Rutgers study finds genetically tractable cause of drug-tolerant tuberculosis

Drug tolerant Tuberculosis could soon be tracked using genes

Drug tolerant Tuberculosis could soon be tracked using genes

How tuberculosis progresses: genetic factors play a major role

How tuberculosis progresses: genetic factors play a major role

Study looks into causes of mortality in Zambia

Study looks into causes of mortality in Zambia

New type of vaccine targets deadly tuberculosis

New type of vaccine targets deadly tuberculosis

Technologies for TB testing could help millions of patients in poor, remote settings

Technologies for TB testing could help millions of patients in poor, remote settings

Research shows link between long working hours and low life expectancy

Research shows link between long working hours and low life expectancy

UniSA researchers discover new way to find and beat superbugs

UniSA researchers discover new way to find and beat superbugs

FDA approves effective new treatment for extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis

FDA approves effective new treatment for extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis

FDA approves new drug for specific type of highly treatment-resistant tuberculosis

FDA approves new drug for specific type of highly treatment-resistant tuberculosis

Discovery of molecular mechanism behind spread of leishmania infection

Discovery of molecular mechanism behind spread of leishmania infection

Researchers make scientific breakthrough regarding Leishmania virulence strategy

Researchers make scientific breakthrough regarding Leishmania virulence strategy

New technique protects promising TB vaccine from heat damage

New technique protects promising TB vaccine from heat damage

Lung mucosa plays big role in elderly's susceptibility to tuberculosis

Lung mucosa plays big role in elderly's susceptibility to tuberculosis

Tuberculosis still looms large over a fourth of the world’s people

Tuberculosis still looms large over a fourth of the world’s people

Study estimates global prevalence of latent tuberculosis

Study estimates global prevalence of latent tuberculosis

Real burden of tuberculosis is probably higher than estimated, reports study

Real burden of tuberculosis is probably higher than estimated, reports study