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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.
Mass spectrometry offers promising diagnostic test for sleeping sickness

Mass spectrometry offers promising diagnostic test for sleeping sickness

WHO renews call for effective malaria treatment

WHO renews call for effective malaria treatment

PAHO's revolving fund for immunization

PAHO's revolving fund for immunization

Can public health promotion beat disease?

Can public health promotion beat disease?

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the eighth most common in women

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the eighth most common in women

New diagnostic test for latent tuberculosis introduced

New diagnostic test for latent tuberculosis introduced

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute commits $30 million to beat infectious diseases

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute commits $30 million to beat infectious diseases

African summit on treatment of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

African summit on treatment of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

Chinese testing of Hepatitis B rapid test kit complete

Chinese testing of Hepatitis B rapid test kit complete

Partnership to improve TB vaccine, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG)

Partnership to improve TB vaccine, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG)

WHO meets in New Delhi on challenge of treating an additional one million patients a year

WHO meets in New Delhi on challenge of treating an additional one million patients a year

EU gives 32 million Euro for vaccines to stop tuberculosis

EU gives 32 million Euro for vaccines to stop tuberculosis

Scientists identify genetic changes during infection by tuberculosis

Scientists identify genetic changes during infection by tuberculosis