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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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Harsh Vardhan Announces Plan to Eradicate TB from India by 2020
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has outlined the broad contours of India's new thrust against tuberculosis (TB), stressing that he is determine.....
WHO Introduces New Guidelines for Managing Latent TB Infection
For the first time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in indivi.....
Shorter Treatment for TB Not a Substitute for Standard 6 Month Counterpart
In a new study, scientists have found that though a shortened 4 month treatment could work well in some patients with Tuberculosis (TB), it could not .....
Out of the Box Solutions Needed to End Tuberculosis
The World Health Assembly approved the World Health Organization's (WHO) new post-2015 global tuberculosis strategy and targets for TB In May 2014. .....
Shorter TB Treatment Regimen is Effective Only Among a Small Section of TB Patients
Results of a clinical drug trial conducted in five Sub-Sahara African countries, which has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, indi.....


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