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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 test to determine whether tuberculosis sufferers are taking their prescribed antibiotics

New test to determine whether tuberculosis sufferers are taking their prescribed antibiotics

German researchers are identifying lymphoma risks

German researchers are identifying lymphoma risks

World Health Organisation's strategy to control the worldwide rise of tuberculosis has not worked

World Health Organisation's strategy to control the worldwide rise of tuberculosis has not worked

Air conditioning coil reduces over all sickness by 20%

Air conditioning coil reduces over all sickness by 20%

Researchers look to make more effective drug treatments for tuberculosis

Researchers look to make more effective drug treatments for tuberculosis

Revolutionary new test for identifying people infected with tuberculosis

Revolutionary new test for identifying people infected with tuberculosis

Rate of TB in China has fallen substantially since the introduction of the TB control strategy

Rate of TB in China has fallen substantially since the introduction of the TB control strategy

China has 1.4 million new cases of tuberculosis every year - more than any country except India

China has 1.4 million new cases of tuberculosis every year - more than any country except India

Médecins Sans Frontières pulls out of Afghanistan

Médecins Sans Frontières pulls out of Afghanistan

Diseases are being neglected in wake of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

Diseases are being neglected in wake of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

Researchers discover a carbohydrate with an unusual structure in the cell walls of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis

Researchers discover a carbohydrate with an unusual structure in the cell walls of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis

Malaria mortality rate in Africa and Asia could double in a few decades as the drug used most frequently is rendered useless

Malaria mortality rate in Africa and Asia could double in a few decades as the drug used most frequently is rendered useless

New book predicts a "vaccine century"

New book predicts a "vaccine century"

Sonia Gandhi and Nelson Mandela urge world leaders to make stronger efforts to reduce the stigma that surrounds HIV/AIDS

Sonia Gandhi and Nelson Mandela urge world leaders to make stronger efforts to reduce the stigma that surrounds HIV/AIDS

General childhood intelligence may be an important and informative early determinant of subsequent adult health

General childhood intelligence may be an important and informative early determinant of subsequent adult health

Quality HIV/AIDS treatment eased through extended agreement about lowest-priced drugs and diagnostics

Quality HIV/AIDS treatment eased through extended agreement about lowest-priced drugs and diagnostics

Priorities on dealing with the big 3 infectious diseases - HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria

Priorities on dealing with the big 3 infectious diseases - HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria

World Bank has approved a US$68 million credit to the Indian government for the Integrated Disease Surveillance project

World Bank has approved a US$68 million credit to the Indian government for the Integrated Disease Surveillance project

Recent tuberculosis research holds promise for developing a more effective vaccine

Recent tuberculosis research holds promise for developing a more effective vaccine

Skeletal remains of 3,160 individuals reveal changing status of cancer in Europe across the centuries

Skeletal remains of 3,160 individuals reveal changing status of cancer in Europe across the centuries