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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.
Getting rid of chronic infections by waking up sleeping bacteria

Getting rid of chronic infections by waking up sleeping bacteria

Scientists discover hundreds of protein-pairs through coevolution study

Scientists discover hundreds of protein-pairs through coevolution study

Australian seagulls carry superbugs

Australian seagulls carry superbugs

Common cold virus strain could be a breakthrough in bladder cancer treatment

Common cold virus strain could be a breakthrough in bladder cancer treatment

Comprehensive gene activity database could significantly reduce animal use

Comprehensive gene activity database could significantly reduce animal use

Global study reveals viruses as important cause of childhood pneumonia

Global study reveals viruses as important cause of childhood pneumonia

Higher levels of doublets in flow cytometry indicate tuberculosis or dengue fever

Higher levels of doublets in flow cytometry indicate tuberculosis or dengue fever

Large prevention trial launched for people exposed to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Large prevention trial launched for people exposed to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

PET/CT can aid in earlier diagnosis and treatment assessment of tuberculosis

PET/CT can aid in earlier diagnosis and treatment assessment of tuberculosis

Researchers shed light on bacterial fusion linked to Chlamydia’s pathogenicity

Researchers shed light on bacterial fusion linked to Chlamydia’s pathogenicity

NIH offers $377,971 grant to develop disposable HIV-1 viral load microchip

NIH offers $377,971 grant to develop disposable HIV-1 viral load microchip

Highlights and key takeaways from the 2019 Boston Bacterial Meeting (BBM)

Highlights and key takeaways from the 2019 Boston Bacterial Meeting (BBM)

Engineers crack the code to quickly diagnose anti-malarial drug resistance

Engineers crack the code to quickly diagnose anti-malarial drug resistance

New Cochrane Review updates guidelines on Xpert Ultra for diagnosing tuberculosis

New Cochrane Review updates guidelines on Xpert Ultra for diagnosing tuberculosis

Scorpion venom contains compounds that could help fight Staph and tuberculosis bacteria

Scorpion venom contains compounds that could help fight Staph and tuberculosis bacteria

Reversing drug resistance in tuberculosis bacteria

Reversing drug resistance in tuberculosis bacteria

World No Tobacco Day 2019: Respiratory groups urge to strengthen WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

World No Tobacco Day 2019: Respiratory groups urge to strengthen WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

New statement highlights occupational burden of non-cancerous lung diseases

New statement highlights occupational burden of non-cancerous lung diseases

Researchers mobilize globally to improve smoking cessation tools as World No Tobacco Day approaches

Researchers mobilize globally to improve smoking cessation tools as World No Tobacco Day approaches

Research identifies new target that may help develop new treatments for common STD

Research identifies new target that may help develop new treatments for common STD