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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.
A New Discovery about MAIT Cells Sheds Light on Early-Phase HIV Infection

A New Discovery about MAIT Cells Sheds Light on Early-Phase HIV Infection

Study delineates the dynamic MAIT cell response during acute HIV infection

Study delineates the dynamic MAIT cell response during acute HIV infection

Study suggests average body temperature in humans falling

Study suggests average body temperature in humans falling

Lymphopenia may hint a higher risk of future illness, death

Lymphopenia may hint a higher risk of future illness, death

Homeless Californians adapt to camp sweeps and ‘the Caltrans Shuffle’

Homeless Californians adapt to camp sweeps and ‘the Caltrans Shuffle’

Rejuvenating the BCG Vaccine

Rejuvenating the BCG Vaccine

NYU Langone Health announces launch of a multidisciplinary Vaccine Center

NYU Langone Health announces launch of a multidisciplinary Vaccine Center

Intravenous BCG vaccine provides greater protection against tuberculosis

Intravenous BCG vaccine provides greater protection against tuberculosis

Intravenous administration boosts protective power of TB vaccine

Intravenous administration boosts protective power of TB vaccine

New PACK training raises hopes for treating common diseases in low- and middle-income countries

New PACK training raises hopes for treating common diseases in low- and middle-income countries

Combination of two antibiotics eradicates latent tuberculosis in macaques

Combination of two antibiotics eradicates latent tuberculosis in macaques

Antioxidant in green tea plant could be key to fighting tuberculosis

Antioxidant in green tea plant could be key to fighting tuberculosis

Tackling antibiotic resistance head-on with CRISPR

Tackling antibiotic resistance head-on with CRISPR

New gene technology shows 100-fold efficiency in targeting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

New gene technology shows 100-fold efficiency in targeting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Study shows non-TB lung infections rising; more in women and older people

Study shows non-TB lung infections rising; more in women and older people

Americans are taking fish antibiotics to save money

Americans are taking fish antibiotics to save money

Molecular drills target and destroy deadly superbugs

Molecular drills target and destroy deadly superbugs

Dendritic cells could lead to better treatments for persistent infections, cancer

Dendritic cells could lead to better treatments for persistent infections, cancer

A 'once a month' birth control pill

A 'once a month' birth control pill

Ground breaking discovery could lead to new anti TB drugs

Ground breaking discovery could lead to new anti TB drugs