Tuberculosis

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.
What is Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a dreaded bacterial infection. It has been known to mankind since ancient ages. It was commonly called “consumption” at the turn of the last century because of the way the disease seemed to “consume” the individual it affected.

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Powerful imaging tool creates 3D atlas of the spectrum of tuberculous and COVID-19 lung lesions

Powerful imaging tool creates 3D atlas of the spectrum of tuberculous and COVID-19 lung lesions

How SARS-CoV-2 immune responses vary by population due to environmental and genetic factors

How SARS-CoV-2 immune responses vary by population due to environmental and genetic factors

How national programs leveraged PEPFAR-supported laboratory resources for SARS-CoV-2 testing during the COVID-19 pandemic

How national programs leveraged PEPFAR-supported laboratory resources for SARS-CoV-2 testing during the COVID-19 pandemic

New EULAR recommendations for screening and treating infections in AIIRD patients

New EULAR recommendations for screening and treating infections in AIIRD patients

Exploring antibiotic resistance in the EU

Exploring antibiotic resistance in the EU

Mistrust and polarization steer rural governments to reject federal public health funding

Mistrust and polarization steer rural governments to reject federal public health funding

Experts highlight the need to study and develop treatments for fungal infections

Experts highlight the need to study and develop treatments for fungal infections

Study reveals neglected or late TB diagnoses related to COVID-19

Study reveals neglected or late TB diagnoses related to COVID-19

Novel nasal vaccine approach induces potent lung immunity and protection against SARS-CoV-2

Novel nasal vaccine approach induces potent lung immunity and protection against SARS-CoV-2

Certain TB correlates of protection linked with the likelihood of becoming infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Certain TB correlates of protection linked with the likelihood of becoming infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Oral deucravacitinib shows promise in patients with active lupus

Oral deucravacitinib shows promise in patients with active lupus

New UK aid will help fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria

New UK aid will help fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria

How lessons from the HIV epidemic can help combat COVID-19

How lessons from the HIV epidemic can help combat COVID-19

Proteomics approach helps identify protein signatures that can improve detection of prediabetes

Proteomics approach helps identify protein signatures that can improve detection of prediabetes

Irish Government funds tripartite collaboration to explore the role of vitamin D in bovine TB

Irish Government funds tripartite collaboration to explore the role of vitamin D in bovine TB

Pioneering artificial intelligence could ease winter pressures on hospitals

Pioneering artificial intelligence could ease winter pressures on hospitals

Post-‘Roe,’ contraceptive failures carry bigger stakes

Post-‘Roe,’ contraceptive failures carry bigger stakes

New test detects low levels of pathogenic amphiphilic endotoxins

New test detects low levels of pathogenic amphiphilic endotoxins

New insights into the dynamic inner world of the human immune system

New insights into the dynamic inner world of the human immune system

COVID-19 pandemic increased deaths and disease caused by tuberculosis

COVID-19 pandemic increased deaths and disease caused by tuberculosis