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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Latest Tuberculosis News and Research

Researchers focus on how bacterial cells adapt and resist antibiotics

Researchers focus on how bacterial cells adapt and resist antibiotics

Review addresses the need for innovative adjuvant approaches and delivery strategies for the advancement of new mucosal vaccines

Review addresses the need for innovative adjuvant approaches and delivery strategies for the advancement of new mucosal vaccines

UVA scientists make progress in their longstanding efforts to combat tuberculosis

UVA scientists make progress in their longstanding efforts to combat tuberculosis

Household contact management could help avert 20% of the multi-drug resistant TB cases in children

Household contact management could help avert 20% of the multi-drug resistant TB cases in children

STOP-COVID19 trial: Brensocatib did not improve clinical status of patients with severe SARS-CoV-2 infection

STOP-COVID19 trial: Brensocatib did not improve clinical status of patients with severe SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers use bacteriophages to treat antibiotic-resistant mycobacterial lung infection

Researchers use bacteriophages to treat antibiotic-resistant mycobacterial lung infection

The 'Big Three' could benefit from the phenomenal strides in vaccine technology

The 'Big Three' could benefit from the phenomenal strides in vaccine technology

A hybrid, multiscale, individual-based model to study the within-host spread of SARS-CoV-2 and the subsequent innate immune response

A hybrid, multiscale, individual-based model to study the within-host spread of SARS-CoV-2 and the subsequent innate immune response

New genetic markers could improve early detection of drug-resistant tuberculosis

New genetic markers could improve early detection of drug-resistant tuberculosis

Researchers investigate IgG antibodies against Mtb proteins in an Asian elephant cured of tuberculosis

Researchers investigate IgG antibodies against Mtb proteins in an Asian elephant cured of tuberculosis

Evaluation of the potential of new and repurposed TB vaccines

Evaluation of the potential of new and repurposed TB vaccines

Study identifies a protein in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that contributes to drug tolerance

Study identifies a protein in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that contributes to drug tolerance

Researchers reveal the mechanism of action of century-old BCG vaccine

Researchers reveal the mechanism of action of century-old BCG vaccine

New insight into the body’s response to tuberculosis may help design a more effective vaccine

New insight into the body’s response to tuberculosis may help design a more effective vaccine

World Immunization Week 2022: Striving for a Long Life for All with the International Vaccine Institute

World Immunization Week 2022: Striving for a Long Life for All with the International Vaccine Institute

Study suggests BCG vaccination might confer immunity to SARS-CoV-2

Study suggests BCG vaccination might confer immunity to SARS-CoV-2

Moisture in the air crucial for the survival and spread of tuberculosis

Moisture in the air crucial for the survival and spread of tuberculosis

Revolutionary mRNA vaccine technology: History, facts and the future

Revolutionary mRNA vaccine technology: History, facts and the future

Two strains of TB bacterium attack the lungs in completely different fashion, study finds

Two strains of TB bacterium attack the lungs in completely different fashion, study finds

Monitoring medication adherence for TB treatment in Africa using AI

Monitoring medication adherence for TB treatment in Africa using AI