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Lungs and Respiration :
Tuberculosis / Pulmonary Tuberculosis / Lung Tuberculosis / TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is a common infectious and often deadly disease caused by the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis. When it attacks the lungs, it is called pulmonary or lung tuberculosis.

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Kittens can Transmit Tuberculosis Bacteria
Feline-human disease transmission was documented in two people in Britain. Two other cat owners have been infected with a dormant form of bovine TB, s.....
Smoking Tobacco Ups Risk of Recurrent Tuberculosis
A new study published in the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease reveals regular tobacco smoking boosts the risk of recurrent tuber.....
Jubilant Life Sciences to Partner With US Institute to Develop New TB Drugs
Noida based pharmaceutical company, Jubilant Life Sciences revealed that it has joined hands with a US-based research institute to develop new drugs i.....
Tuberculosis Affects a Million Children a Year
The first tally of drug resistant TB among the young indicates that about a million children, double the previous estimate, fell ill with tuberculosis.....
Tackling Multi-Drug Resistant and Extensively Drug-Resistant TB With a New Consensus
Efforts are being made to tackle the growing threat of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis by newly develope.....


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Screening Tests for Tuberculosis
Tuberculin skin test and Interferon – Release Assays are tests used to screen for tuberculosis... Read More
Tuberculosis - Spread - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment - FAQs
Tuberculosis, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, primarily affects the lung. It may spread to other organs... Read More
Drug Resistance – Antibiotic or Antimicrobial Resistance
Drug resistance is often a problem in malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and hospital acquired diseases. Judicious use of antibiotics can control the problem... Read More
Diet in Tuberculosis | Tuberculosis Diet
Patients with tuberculosis should eat a healthy diet so that they build up their immunity to fight against tuberculosis... Read More
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