- A new combination of three drugs killed 99 percent of patients' tuberculosis bacteria in two weeks, raising hope for a new weapon against increasingly resistant forms of TB.
- Florida is in the midst of its worst tuberculosis epidemic since the 1990s – and earlier this month, shuttered the doors to its last remaining hospital dedicated to fighting the disease.
- Florida state health officials have denied they covered up a sharp spike in tuberculosis infections among the homeless in Jacksonville.
- Johnson and Johnson is seeking FDA approval for a drug targeting drug-resistant tuberculosis. If successful, it would be the first new drug type marketed for the illness in four decades.
- Our bodies actually provide shelter for tuberculosis to grow and survive for a long time. New research shows that by disrupting this shelter, tuberculosis treatment can be made more effective.
- One in ten cases of tuberculosis in China is drug-resistant, according to a new study.
- A California man, Armando Rodriguez (34), has been charged and arrested for refusing to adhere to treatment for tuberculosis.
- The first advanced clinical trials in South Africa for a tuberculosis vaccine is expected to be complete by early next year, scientists said Tuesday.
- Experts in India are raising red flags after discovering what they are calling "totally drug-resistant tuberculosis."
- Over one million people worldwide are misdiagnosed with tuberculosis when in reality they have an incurable disease with a similar outlook to many cancers, a new report published Thursday in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization says.
- Researchers have found that a strain of tuberculosis (TB) responsible for devastating some isolated Aboriginal populations in Canada was first introduced to these communities by French Canadian fur traders between 1710 and 1870.
- Scientists have discovered a protein secreted by tuberculosis (TB) bacteria that could be a promising new vaccine candidate, they report today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The protein could also be used to improve diagnosis of TB.
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.