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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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Integrated Approaches are the Time of Need to End TB and HIV
Governments committed to achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 at the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. One of the SDGs is to end AIDS .....
New Mechanism of Tuberculosis Infection Identified
A new way that tuberculosis bacteria get into the body has been identified by researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center, revealing a potential t.....
Newly Identified Mechanism of Infection With Tuberculosis Bacteria
One of the world's most deadly diseases, tuberculosis - primarily a lung disease - infects more than eight million people and is responsible for 1.5 m.....
Pediatric Tuberculosis: Children Should be Primary Focus to End TB
About nine percent of the children with tuberculosis (TB) are resistant to rifampicin, before they started treatment, according to a survey in India c.....
WHO Recommends New Rapid Treatment Regimen for Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis
A novel rapid diagnostic test called MTBDRsl can speed up diagnosis and improve treatment outcomes for multi drug resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
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