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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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Seals and Sea Lions Likely Spread Tuberculosis to Humans
Tuberculosis is one of the most deadliest and persistent infectious diseases in the world, killing one to two million people every year.

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TB to Americans Brought by Seals, Not Columbus
Seals and sea lions are suspected to have brought tuberculosis to the Americans well before Christopher Columbus first set foot there, said scientists.....
Protein That Helps Prevent Active Tuberculosis in Infected Patients Discovered
A protein that appears to play a key role in protecting people infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis has been discovered by scientists. The .....
Pharmaceutical Giant Novartis Licences Drugs to Non-Profit TB Group
Novartis, Swiss-based pharmaceuticals giant, said that it had signed a licensing deal with an international organisation that fights tuberculosis.
Past, Present and Future Attempts to Measure Childhood Tuberculosis
A new study has revealed that there may be 650,000 annual cases of TB in children. In reality, WHO has been closely involved in much of this recent .....


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