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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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Tuberculosis Can Be Treated Better Depending on the Drug Class Used
A combination of several drugs are involved in treating tuberculosis, sometimes even drugs from a class known as fluoroquinolones, reveals a new study.....
Molecular Tests to Detect TB may be as Good As Traditional Drug-Sensitivity Tests
All cases of TB are passed from person to person via droplets. When someone with TB infection coughs, sneezes, or talks, tiny droplets of saliva or mu.....
Screen High-risk Healthcare Workers for Tuberculosis
Healthcare workers in North America are at a greater risk for Tuberculosis (TB). The research team suggests health agencies to consider switching to a.....
Key Metabolic Mechanism Discovered for Effective Treatment of Tuberculosis
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Marine Organisms Could be a New Weapon in the Fight Against Tuberculosis
Marine organisms may offer new treatment in the fight against tuberculosis, according to a research team at the University of Central Florida.


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