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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Ciheb awarded $4 million to support COVID-19 response activities

Ciheb awarded $4 million to support COVID-19 response activities

EKF secures COVID-19 novel sample collection kit manufacturing and supply contracts

EKF secures COVID-19 novel sample collection kit manufacturing and supply contracts

SMART researchers awarded NMRC funding to develop rapid paper-based COVID-19 tests

SMART researchers awarded NMRC funding to develop rapid paper-based COVID-19 tests

Canadian Glycomics Network welcomes $16.3 million renewed funding from NCE

Canadian Glycomics Network welcomes $16.3 million renewed funding from NCE

Study finds high variability in access to, and quality of, bone density scanning facilities worldwide

Study finds high variability in access to, and quality of, bone density scanning facilities worldwide

Two new devices could offer additional safety for health care workers during COVID-19

Two new devices could offer additional safety for health care workers during COVID-19

Scientists discover how the iron chelator drives immune system to deal with TB

Scientists discover how the iron chelator drives immune system to deal with TB

South Africa obtains first laboratory isolate of SARS-CoV-2

South Africa obtains first laboratory isolate of SARS-CoV-2

Southwest CEO’s boast about airplanes’ low COVID risk flies by key concerns

Southwest CEO’s boast about airplanes’ low COVID risk flies by key concerns

COVID-19 could accelerate activation of dormant tuberculosis (TB)

COVID-19 could accelerate activation of dormant tuberculosis (TB)

A $10 million grant enables expansion of BCG vaccine trial against COVID-19

A $10 million grant enables expansion of BCG vaccine trial against COVID-19

South African COVID-19 lockdown may not avert outbreak

South African COVID-19 lockdown may not avert outbreak

Universal childhood vaccination could prevent antimicrobial resistance

Universal childhood vaccination could prevent antimicrobial resistance

India's Serum Institute gears up to make millions of doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine

India's Serum Institute gears up to make millions of doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine

Wits University releases first clinical data on COVID-19 in South Africa

Wits University releases first clinical data on COVID-19 in South Africa

Moving from document-based FP and STI guidelines to computerized clinical decision support

Moving from document-based FP and STI guidelines to computerized clinical decision support

UM researchers awarded $2.5 million to develop COVID-19 vaccine candidate

UM researchers awarded $2.5 million to develop COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Link between BCG and lower COVID-19 mortality disproved by new analysis

Link between BCG and lower COVID-19 mortality disproved by new analysis

Researchers demonstrate how TB bacteria import vitamin B12 molecules to grow

Researchers demonstrate how TB bacteria import vitamin B12 molecules to grow

Pets have a low risk of transmitting multi-drug resistant bugs to owners, study finds

Pets have a low risk of transmitting multi-drug resistant bugs to owners, study finds