Latest Mycobacterium tuberculosis Stories
A new form of genetic testing of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis can provide better information on TB transmission and also trace TB outbreaks more accurately than the current standard test.
Each year, nearly 2 million people die from tuberculosis – a treatable disease that has been brought under control in the United States, but continues to ravage other parts of the world.
Scientists of the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine have breathed new life into a forgotten technique and so succeeded in detecting resistant tuberculosis in circumstances where so far this was hardly feasible.
In 2010 the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated there were 290,000 cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis globally. Now a new medication attempts to slash those numbers.
A tiny filter could have a big impact around the world in the fight against tuberculosis.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one-third of the world's population is currently infected with tuberculosis bacteria.
Tuberculosis, which kills over 2 million people each year, is caused primarily by infectious bacteria known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis – or Mtb.
New research from the Trudeau Institute may help in the ongoing fight against tuberculosis.
The bacterium that causes tuberculosis has a unique molecule on its outer cell surface that blocks a key part of the body’s defense.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is a pathogenic bacterial species in the genus Mycobacterium and the causative agent of most cases of tuberculosis. Robert Koch first discovered it in 1882 and that it had an unusual, waxy coating on the cell surface which makes them impossible to Gram stain. M. tuberculosis is highly aerobic and requires high levels of oxygen. It generally infects the respiratory system of mammals. Tuberculin skin test, acid-fast stain, and chest radiographs are the most...