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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.
Anti-TB drugs can increase susceptibility to Mtb reinfection

Anti-TB drugs can increase susceptibility to Mtb reinfection

New survey indicates need of attention to neglected tropical diseases

New survey indicates need of attention to neglected tropical diseases

Many individuals recovering from addiction continue to suffer from chronic physical disease

Many individuals recovering from addiction continue to suffer from chronic physical disease

ECDC-WHO report: TB remains a major public health challenge in the European region

ECDC-WHO report: TB remains a major public health challenge in the European region

TGen and ABL sign agreement to distribute new TB test technology

TGen and ABL sign agreement to distribute new TB test technology

Concurrent cuts undermine administration budget proposal

Concurrent cuts undermine administration budget proposal

Zinc could help develop new non-antibiotic treatment for bacterial diseases

Zinc could help develop new non-antibiotic treatment for bacterial diseases

HIV patients diagnosed with tuberculosis more likely to die within 10 years, study finds

HIV patients diagnosed with tuberculosis more likely to die within 10 years, study finds

Johns Hopkins researchers to present latest findings on TB and HIV at CROI 2019

Johns Hopkins researchers to present latest findings on TB and HIV at CROI 2019

Experimental vaccine strategy shows great promise in treating tuberculosis

Experimental vaccine strategy shows great promise in treating tuberculosis

Peptide derived from fungi prevents growth of tuberculosis bacteria

Peptide derived from fungi prevents growth of tuberculosis bacteria

Researchers identify suicide toxin in the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis

Researchers identify suicide toxin in the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis

Physicists identify simple mechanism used by deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics

Physicists identify simple mechanism used by deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics

Verbal autopsy interviews capture more accurate data about causes of deaths in Uganda

Verbal autopsy interviews capture more accurate data about causes of deaths in Uganda

Study proposes new approach that cures multidrug-resistant TB in conflict-affected communities

Study proposes new approach that cures multidrug-resistant TB in conflict-affected communities

GenoScreen’s Deeplex-MycTB test could help define appropriate treatment for tuberculosis patients

GenoScreen’s Deeplex-MycTB test could help define appropriate treatment for tuberculosis patients

Inhibiting tuberculosis-induced cell death with immunotherapy

Inhibiting tuberculosis-induced cell death with immunotherapy

Inaccurate tests carried out on tuberculosis patients lead to high mortality rate

Inaccurate tests carried out on tuberculosis patients lead to high mortality rate

Vitamin D helps clear bacteria from lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB

Vitamin D helps clear bacteria from lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB

New research collaboration between EU and Russia focuses on infectious diseases

New research collaboration between EU and Russia focuses on infectious diseases