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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.
New type of vaccine targets deadly tuberculosis

New type of vaccine targets deadly tuberculosis

Technologies for TB testing could help millions of patients in poor, remote settings

Technologies for TB testing could help millions of patients in poor, remote settings

Research shows link between long working hours and low life expectancy

Research shows link between long working hours and low life expectancy

UniSA researchers discover new way to find and beat superbugs

UniSA researchers discover new way to find and beat superbugs

FDA approves effective new treatment for extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis

FDA approves effective new treatment for extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis

FDA approves new drug for specific type of highly treatment-resistant tuberculosis

FDA approves new drug for specific type of highly treatment-resistant tuberculosis

Discovery of molecular mechanism behind spread of leishmania infection

Discovery of molecular mechanism behind spread of leishmania infection

Researchers make scientific breakthrough regarding Leishmania virulence strategy

Researchers make scientific breakthrough regarding Leishmania virulence strategy

New technique protects promising TB vaccine from heat damage

New technique protects promising TB vaccine from heat damage

Lung mucosa plays big role in elderly's susceptibility to tuberculosis

Lung mucosa plays big role in elderly's susceptibility to tuberculosis

Tuberculosis still looms large over a fourth of the world’s people

Tuberculosis still looms large over a fourth of the world’s people

Study estimates global prevalence of latent tuberculosis

Study estimates global prevalence of latent tuberculosis

Real burden of tuberculosis is probably higher than estimated, reports study

Real burden of tuberculosis is probably higher than estimated, reports study

Understanding creation of antibiotic scaffolds could drive new class of antibiotics

Understanding creation of antibiotic scaffolds could drive new class of antibiotics

Researchers develop new method to accurately identify nontuberculous mycobacteria

Researchers develop new method to accurately identify nontuberculous mycobacteria

Algorithm based on ‘first impressions’ of immune cells may help predict onset of diseases

Algorithm based on ‘first impressions’ of immune cells may help predict onset of diseases

Mozambican women using kerosene lamps have higher exposure to black carbon

Mozambican women using kerosene lamps have higher exposure to black carbon

How the Eastern Cherokee took control of their health care

How the Eastern Cherokee took control of their health care

Harvesting hidden information in chest X-rays using AI to predict mortality

Harvesting hidden information in chest X-rays using AI to predict mortality

New organic molecule could become potent weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance

New organic molecule could become potent weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance