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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.
Texas Biomed and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio join forces to cure mysterious condition

Texas Biomed and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio join forces to cure mysterious condition

Measles vaccination provides child survival benefits beyond protecting against infection

Measles vaccination provides child survival benefits beyond protecting against infection

Far-UVC light may offer solution to eradicating airborne flu viruses

Far-UVC light may offer solution to eradicating airborne flu viruses

WHO's new surveillance data reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance

WHO's new surveillance data reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance

New vaccine approach offers effective protection against tuberculosis

New vaccine approach offers effective protection against tuberculosis

Kessler Foundation wins $735,000 grant for training rehabilitation researchers

Kessler Foundation wins $735,000 grant for training rehabilitation researchers

Guts of surfers more likely to be colonized by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, study reveals

Guts of surfers more likely to be colonized by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, study reveals

Researchers discover new weapon to combat tuberculosis

Researchers discover new weapon to combat tuberculosis

Researchers discover cluster of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis pathogens

Researchers discover cluster of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis pathogens

Study suggests vitamin C enhances tuberculosis drugs effectiveness

Study suggests vitamin C enhances tuberculosis drugs effectiveness

Scientists show how alcohol exposure leads to permanent genetic damage

Scientists show how alcohol exposure leads to permanent genetic damage

TUM scientists discover new substance to fight against tuberculosis

TUM scientists discover new substance to fight against tuberculosis

Alcohol related hangovers may soon be passé with the advent of “safer” alternatives

Alcohol related hangovers may soon be passé with the advent of “safer” alternatives

Texas Biomed scientists develop new animal model that mimics key features of Zika infection

Texas Biomed scientists develop new animal model that mimics key features of Zika infection

Novel compound inhibits mycomembrane biosynthesis and kills tuberculosis bacteria

Novel compound inhibits mycomembrane biosynthesis and kills tuberculosis bacteria

MIT researchers discover new way to make bacteria vulnerable to existing antibiotics

MIT researchers discover new way to make bacteria vulnerable to existing antibiotics

Malaria parasite employs active strategy to deceive the immune system

Malaria parasite employs active strategy to deceive the immune system

Microbiologists find deadly cryptococcal fungi in public spaces in South Africa

Microbiologists find deadly cryptococcal fungi in public spaces in South Africa

New small-molecule drug restores brain function, memory in mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

New small-molecule drug restores brain function, memory in mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

Research could contribute to development of therapeutic drug and vaccine against malaria

Research could contribute to development of therapeutic drug and vaccine against malaria