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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New method quickly shows how antibiotics combine to stop bacterial growth

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Data scientists use Zhores supercomputer to identify the severity of COVID-19

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Azelastine antihistamine inhibits SARS-CoV-2 infection in nasal tissue in vitro

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NTU-incubated start-up plans clinical trial of new slow-release pill for Parkinson’s disease

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Vapers, smokers, and non-smokers with chronic conditions have higher risks for COVID-19

New biocontainment unit could help healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients

New biocontainment unit could help healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients

Single dose nasal vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 shows promise in animal studies

Single dose nasal vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 shows promise in animal studies

Drug resistance may be reversed using hydrogen sulphide

Drug resistance may be reversed using hydrogen sulphide

Florida’s cautionary tale: How gutting and muzzling public health fueled COVID fire

Florida’s cautionary tale: How gutting and muzzling public health fueled COVID fire

Nasal vaccine effective in preventing COVID-19 infection in mice

Nasal vaccine effective in preventing COVID-19 infection in mice

Honey a better cough remedy than over-the-counter-medicines

Honey a better cough remedy than over-the-counter-medicines

UIC's first-of-its-kind contraceptive receives FDA approval

UIC's first-of-its-kind contraceptive receives FDA approval

Routine BCG immunization in infancy and COVID-19 containment in Japan

Routine BCG immunization in infancy and COVID-19 containment in Japan

Biotechnological production of a natural antibiotic

Biotechnological production of a natural antibiotic

FDA approves drug for treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

FDA approves drug for treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

Remains of 17th century Bishop provide insights into the origins of tuberculosis

Remains of 17th century Bishop provide insights into the origins of tuberculosis

COVID-19 virus acts as a 'sponge' to deplete specific host microRNAs

COVID-19 virus acts as a 'sponge' to deplete specific host microRNAs

Contact tracers in Massachusetts might order milk or help with rent. Here’s why.

Contact tracers in Massachusetts might order milk or help with rent. Here’s why.

Diversions in malaria prevention efforts during the pandemic may cost thousands of lives

Diversions in malaria prevention efforts during the pandemic may cost thousands of lives

New treatment regimens show early efficacy for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

New treatment regimens show early efficacy for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis