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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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Indian Health Ministry Moves to Identify TB Champions
In a move to create awareness tuberculosis, Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda urges the country to identify 'TB Champions' who have survived this cura.....
Rats Better at Sniffing Out Tuberculosis in Children Than Standard Tests
Rats can detect tuberculosis (TB) in children at a much more successful rate than the commonly used basic microscopy test, according to a new study pu.....
Novel Blood Test Predicts Risk of Tuberculosis (TB) Two Years Before Onset
Highlights:
  • New blood test that measures levels of expression of combination of four-gene.....
Democratic Inequality Between the Rich and Poor can Influence TB Dynamics
The message that struck us all around the World Tuberculosis Day 2018 was on Twitter by Shirin Aliabadi, who tweeted that Dr. Richard Horton (Editor i.....
Safe and Efficient Medical Device for Handling Tuberculosis Samples on World TB Day
Highlights:
  • A new technology which involves a collection, storage, and transport system has no.....


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