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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MUSC physician wins $9.9 million contract to run trials for the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium

MUSC physician wins $9.9 million contract to run trials for the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium

Genetic mechanism enables TB-causing bacterium to remember and rapidly respond to stress

Genetic mechanism enables TB-causing bacterium to remember and rapidly respond to stress

Human monoclonal antibodies can act as a substitute for traditional antibiotics

Human monoclonal antibodies can act as a substitute for traditional antibiotics

Antimicrobial resistance to critical drugs spirals in low- and middle-income countries

Antimicrobial resistance to critical drugs spirals in low- and middle-income countries

New biomarker predicts individual anti-tuberculosis treatment duration

New biomarker predicts individual anti-tuberculosis treatment duration

Are antibody cocktails the key to COVID-19 treatment?

Are antibody cocktails the key to COVID-19 treatment?

Tuberculosis vaccine could protect newborns against common infections

Tuberculosis vaccine could protect newborns against common infections

Duration of delirium in critically ill patients predicts mortality and disability

Duration of delirium in critically ill patients predicts mortality and disability

Obesity, age and COVID-19 infection can make someone a super-spreader of SARS-CoV-2

Obesity, age and COVID-19 infection can make someone a super-spreader of SARS-CoV-2

New drug cocktail offers hope to patients with highly drug-resistant tuberculosis

New drug cocktail offers hope to patients with highly drug-resistant tuberculosis

Phase 1 clinical trial of novel HIV vaccine approach shows promising results

Phase 1 clinical trial of novel HIV vaccine approach shows promising results

WHO revises definition of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis

WHO revises definition of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis

New study confirms the effectiveness of LDCT screening in a never-smoker high-risk population

New study confirms the effectiveness of LDCT screening in a never-smoker high-risk population

Can the US keep covid variants in check? Here’s what it takes

Can the US keep covid variants in check? Here’s what it takes

R&D lacking on emerging infectious diseases, report finds

R&D lacking on emerging infectious diseases, report finds

New partnership to develop test for predicting disease course in pediatric Crohn's patients

New partnership to develop test for predicting disease course in pediatric Crohn's patients

Vitamin D deficiency associated with higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalization

Vitamin D deficiency associated with higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalization

COVID-19 has transformed the world of vaccines

COVID-19 has transformed the world of vaccines

Australian scientists develop a new method for rapid synthesis of safe vaccines

Australian scientists develop a new method for rapid synthesis of safe vaccines

New peptide can target specific pathogen without damaging the good bacteria

New peptide can target specific pathogen without damaging the good bacteria