Tuberculosis is an infection with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs (pulmonary TB) but can also affect the central nervous system (meningitis), lymphatic system, circulatory system (miliary TB), genitourinary system, bones and joints.

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... What is tuberculosis? Tuberculosis is a disease caused by a bacterium (germ) called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is spread from person to person through the air in tiny droplets when an infected per...
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... Many people think tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of the past. But, TB is still a leading killer of young adults worldwide. Some 2 billion people – one-third of the world''s population – are infected ...
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... What is Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis, or TB, is primarily an airborne disease caused by the bacteria, M. tuberculosis. The bacteria are spread through the air and usually attack the lungs, but can also ...
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Tuberculosis Articles

  • First U.S. Tuberculosis Vaccine Trial in 60 Years Begins
    ... A new vaccine, made with several proteins from the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB), will soon enter the first phase of human safety testing. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Di...
  • Sloppy Repair Helps Tuberculosis Bug Resist Drugs
    ... Shoddy work by a DNA-repair enzyme allows tuberculosis-causing bacteria to develop antibiotic resistance, scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have discovere...
  • Tuberculosis
    ... Many people think tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of the past. But, TB is still a leading killer of young adults worldwide. Some 2 billion people – one-third of the world's population – a...
  • Tuberculosis
    ... TB is a disease caused by bacteria (bak-teer-ee-uh) or germs. It can hurt any part of your body. But it normally hurts your lungs. TB is spread in the air. If someone with TB in their lungs or throat ...