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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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

Higher BCG vaccination coverage associated with improved COVID-19 outcomes

Higher BCG vaccination coverage associated with improved COVID-19 outcomes

Mount Sinai's Arnhold Institute for Global Health and NYC Health + Hospitals launch CURE-19

Mount Sinai's Arnhold Institute for Global Health and NYC Health + Hospitals launch CURE-19

Specific HIV and tuberculosis medications decrease risk of death in adults with drug-resistant TB

Specific HIV and tuberculosis medications decrease risk of death in adults with drug-resistant TB

SARS-CoV-2 droplets travel further and last longer than thought, and even more in humid air

SARS-CoV-2 droplets travel further and last longer than thought, and even more in humid air

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Still waiting for that Trump health plan

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Still waiting for that Trump health plan

COVID-19: BCG vaccine is safe and possibly has a positive effect

COVID-19: BCG vaccine is safe and possibly has a positive effect

New UK supply contract for COVID-19 sample collection kits

New UK supply contract for COVID-19 sample collection kits

Mandatory BCG vaccination correlates with flattening of the curve in COVID-19 spread

Mandatory BCG vaccination correlates with flattening of the curve in COVID-19 spread

UOttawa's Faculty of Medicine awards 58 clinical research chairs to top clinician-scientists

UOttawa's Faculty of Medicine awards 58 clinical research chairs to top clinician-scientists

Multiple, intertwined cell death systems to prevent the spread of 'intracellular' bacteria

Multiple, intertwined cell death systems to prevent the spread of 'intracellular' bacteria

Compounds demonstrate promising activity against tuberculosis

Compounds demonstrate promising activity against tuberculosis

WHO and NDWG launch framework for evaluation of new tests for TB infection

WHO and NDWG launch framework for evaluation of new tests for TB infection

Study: HIV, TB, and malaria deaths could increase in low- and middle-income countries

Study: HIV, TB, and malaria deaths could increase in low- and middle-income countries

Researchers unlock new insights that may help inform vaccine design for infectious diseases

Researchers unlock new insights that may help inform vaccine design for infectious diseases

Modulating immunometabolic processes to control lung infection

Modulating immunometabolic processes to control lung infection

New technology could speed up drug discovery to fight tuberculosis

New technology could speed up drug discovery to fight tuberculosis

Scientists want to know more about using UV light to fight COVID-19 spread

Scientists want to know more about using UV light to fight COVID-19 spread