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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.
Software tool can predict how drugs can be combined to create effective treatments

Software tool can predict how drugs can be combined to create effective treatments

Researchers develop breakthrough in marine sponge cell culture

Researchers develop breakthrough in marine sponge cell culture

MIT researchers develop method to isolate T cells primed for certain allergies or infections

MIT researchers develop method to isolate T cells primed for certain allergies or infections

Antibiotics face an existential crisis

Antibiotics face an existential crisis

New clinical guideline for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis published

New clinical guideline for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis published

New NIH funding will accelerate progress in TB vaccine development

New NIH funding will accelerate progress in TB vaccine development

CSU awarded $1.2 million subcontract to accelerate tuberculosis vaccine development

CSU awarded $1.2 million subcontract to accelerate tuberculosis vaccine development

New approach may help kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis

New approach may help kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis

FIRS calls for an end to preventable deaths from pneumonia

FIRS calls for an end to preventable deaths from pneumonia

Study provides new insight into antibiotic synthesis

Study provides new insight into antibiotic synthesis

Tightening of Ebola care practice rules following survivor’s death

Tightening of Ebola care practice rules following survivor’s death

New grant funds innovative approach to bladder cancer treatment

New grant funds innovative approach to bladder cancer treatment

New TB vaccine: mid-phase trials confirm safety, long-term prevention

New TB vaccine: mid-phase trials confirm safety, long-term prevention

Study uses whole-genome sequencing for early identification and containment of AMR pathogens

Study uses whole-genome sequencing for early identification and containment of AMR pathogens

TB is not a life-long infection in most people

TB is not a life-long infection in most people

New $30M contract signed to accelerate TB vaccine development across the country

New $30M contract signed to accelerate TB vaccine development across the country

Anti-arthritis drug can stop tuberculosis bacillus from infecting blood stem cells

Anti-arthritis drug can stop tuberculosis bacillus from infecting blood stem cells

Researchers assess accuracy of lateral flow urine LAM test in detecting TB in HIV-positive people

Researchers assess accuracy of lateral flow urine LAM test in detecting TB in HIV-positive people

TB care reaches 7 million says WHO report

TB care reaches 7 million says WHO report

Researchers identify new TB enzyme target to help fight deadly infection

Researchers identify new TB enzyme target to help fight deadly infection