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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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Antibiotic Resistant TB Could Be Ward-Off With Bacteria Causing Cystic Fibrosis
A newly discovered natural antibiotic produced by bacteria from the lung infection in a cystic fibrosis patient could help fight drug-resistant tuberc.....
Tobacco Use is Fuelling Tuberculosis Epidemic in India
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which, usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other p.....
Key to Better, Shorter Tuberculosis Treatment Identified
Highlights
  • Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious disease that usually.....
Effective Therapy To Decrease Mortality in Multidrug-Resistant TB
Directly observed therapy (DOT) is a strategy to ensure that people with TB adhere to a long and challenging drug regimen by having someone observe an.....
India to Become Tuberculosis Free Nation by 2025
Indian government is taking steps to eradicate Tuberculosis (TB) by 2025, says J.P. Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare.

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