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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.
Understanding the rise in NTM infections

Understanding the rise in NTM infections

South Texas fights tuberculosis one blood test at a time

South Texas fights tuberculosis one blood test at a time

New way of screening compounds may help speed up drug development

New way of screening compounds may help speed up drug development

Molecular tests that detect drug-resistant TB may become faster alternative to traditional testing

Molecular tests that detect drug-resistant TB may become faster alternative to traditional testing

Researchers develop potential stem cell treatment for several lung conditions

Researchers develop potential stem cell treatment for several lung conditions

Study finds current annual TB screening in North America to be costly with limited health benefits

Study finds current annual TB screening in North America to be costly with limited health benefits

Researchers unravel how acidic conditions favor protein misfolding in deadly diseases

Researchers unravel how acidic conditions favor protein misfolding in deadly diseases

New approach may improve translation of immunological research findings

New approach may improve translation of immunological research findings

ECDC highlights need to scale-up efforts for eliminating viral hepatitis in Europe

ECDC highlights need to scale-up efforts for eliminating viral hepatitis in Europe

New report says completing a course of antibiotics even after symptoms abate is overrated

New report says completing a course of antibiotics even after symptoms abate is overrated

Cocktail of drugs for HIV patients with advanced immunosuppression reduced deaths by 27%, study shows

Cocktail of drugs for HIV patients with advanced immunosuppression reduced deaths by 27%, study shows

Genetic variation linked to greater tuberculosis susceptibility

Genetic variation linked to greater tuberculosis susceptibility

WHO alerts countries to increasing trend of HIV drug resistance

WHO alerts countries to increasing trend of HIV drug resistance

Researchers discover gene mutations that worsen respiratory infections among children

Researchers discover gene mutations that worsen respiratory infections among children

MSU professor uses lessons from ancient skeletal remains to understand spread of modern diseases

MSU professor uses lessons from ancient skeletal remains to understand spread of modern diseases

LSTM awarded £11 million by NIHR to establish new research unit and groups

LSTM awarded £11 million by NIHR to establish new research unit and groups

Antimicrobial peptide packaged in silicon nanoparticle could combat drug-resistant bacteria

Antimicrobial peptide packaged in silicon nanoparticle could combat drug-resistant bacteria

New Cornell discovery could lead to effective treatment for tuberculosis

New Cornell discovery could lead to effective treatment for tuberculosis

Marine natural compounds hold potential to combat tuberculosis

Marine natural compounds hold potential to combat tuberculosis

New report reveals rapidly expanding diabetes epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa

New report reveals rapidly expanding diabetes epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa