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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Study reveals a promising approach to developing universal influenza vaccine

Study reveals a promising approach to developing universal influenza vaccine

Urgent strategies needed to fight artemisinin resistance in East Africa

Urgent strategies needed to fight artemisinin resistance in East Africa

Discovery of "unconventional" immune response opens new avenue in TB vaccine development

Discovery of "unconventional" immune response opens new avenue in TB vaccine development

How Aloe vera's medicinal properties make it essential in medicine, cosmetics, and food products

How Aloe vera's medicinal properties make it essential in medicine, cosmetics, and food products

New consortium receives NIH grant to accelerate development of effective TB treatments

New consortium receives NIH grant to accelerate development of effective TB treatments

AI model can estimate lung function from chest radiographs with high accuracy

AI model can estimate lung function from chest radiographs with high accuracy

Non-invasive saliva test could identify children missing tetanus immunity

Non-invasive saliva test could identify children missing tetanus immunity

Mapping pathogen spread and evolution using genomic and human mobility data

Mapping pathogen spread and evolution using genomic and human mobility data

Innovative HIV vaccine approaches yield potential for broad protection against viral strains

Innovative HIV vaccine approaches yield potential for broad protection against viral strains

Asia Pacific faces hepatitis crisis: Urgent action needed to meet WHO targets

Asia Pacific faces hepatitis crisis: Urgent action needed to meet WHO targets

Researchers develop a more accurate way to scan for tuberculosis using PET

Researchers develop a more accurate way to scan for tuberculosis using PET

Technological solutions for improving medication adherence

Technological solutions for improving medication adherence

Innovative fingerprint technique detects TB antibiotics with high accuracy

Innovative fingerprint technique detects TB antibiotics with high accuracy

New fingerprint test could ensure TB patients are taking their antibiotics

New fingerprint test could ensure TB patients are taking their antibiotics

Harnessing post-translational modifications for a tuberculosis booster vaccine

Harnessing post-translational modifications for a tuberculosis booster vaccine

Attenuated virus helps eliminate cancer in mice

Attenuated virus helps eliminate cancer in mice

WHO and FIND join forces to accelerate diagnostic innovation and access

WHO and FIND join forces to accelerate diagnostic innovation and access

Understanding the long-term effects and safety of testosterone therapy in transgender men

Understanding the long-term effects and safety of testosterone therapy in transgender men

New frontiers in medicine: COVID-19 lessons push for multidisciplinary collaboration

New frontiers in medicine: COVID-19 lessons push for multidisciplinary collaboration

100-year-old BCG vaccine protects individuals with type 1 diabetes from infectious diseases

100-year-old BCG vaccine protects individuals with type 1 diabetes from infectious diseases

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