- According to the WHO, 10 million people were diagnosed with tuberculosis worldwide in 2018.
- A new study has suggested that having a slender face may increase your chances of being left-handed by nearly 25 percent. Unfortunately, this trait may also increase your chances of becoming infected with tuberculosis.
- Cows can be made resistant to tuberculosis using a technology that involves changing their DNA.
- A breakthrough new device can tell you what disease is making you sick or waiting to strike, including cancers, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and kidney disease.
- An epidemic would have the capacity to disrupt society and civilization in ways that we have forgotten are even possible, says former R&D director Drew Smith.
- The World Health Organization on Thursday recommended a speedier, cheaper treatment plan for patients with superbug forms of tuberculosis (TB) - a change that should help cure thousands of the killer disease.
- Giant rats are helping to control tuberculosis outbreaks in African prisons by detecting the diseases' presence far faster than a lab test could.
- Curcumin, the yellow substance in turmeric that gives the root its spicy, bitter flavor, may boost the immune system in fighting drug-resistant tuberculosis.
- All TB products made at Svizera Lab's Mumbai site have been suspended due to unreliable manufacturing standards and quality management.
- South Korea is considering allowing a shipment tuberculosis medication to North Korea, a government official said on Thursday, despite newly imposed sanctions against the reclusive state for its recent nuclear test and rocket launch.
- A simple blood test that can accurately diagnose active tuberculosis could make it easier and cheaper to control the disease.
- Staff members were infected with a latent form of the respiratory illness, a report published by the CDC said.
Tuberculosis, MTB, or TB (short for tubercle bacillus) is a common, and in many cases lethal, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis usually attacks the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. It is spread through the air when people who have an active MTB infection cough, sneeze, or otherwise transmit their saliva through the air.