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New funding supports the STAND trial and advances other new tools critical for tackling TB in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world NEW YORK, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day HARRISBURG, Pa., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In observance of World Tuberculosis Day, Acting Secretary of Health Dr.
Collaboration seeks to pull more sick children out of the shadows and into treatment for tuberculosis NEW YORK, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TB Alliance has announced
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) and the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) in South Africa today recognized World TB Day 2015 by commemorating
TBA-354 is the first potential tuberculosis drug to advance to Phase 1 trial in six years NEW YORK, Feb.
- Assign-bTB Designed to Differentiate TB-Infected Animals from Vaccinated Ones PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand, Feb.
Microbiology testing consists of a wide array of techniques for the detection of infectious diseases:
Patients Can Now Be Removed from Respiratory Isolation Following One or Two Negative Xpert MTB/RIF Results SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb.
HILDEN, Germany and BEIJING, February 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - China's first population-based study of latent TB infection, published in The
Sensor fingerprint a new paradigm enabling rapid detection of resistant strains in culture MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb, 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Specific Technologies, developer
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...
Mycobacterium bovis is a slow-growing, aerobic bacterium and the causative agent of tuberculosis in cattle. Similar to M. tuberculosis, M. bovis can jump the species barrier and cause tuberculosis in humans. It is estimated that M. bovis was responsible for more losses among farm animals than all other diseases combined in the first half of the 20th century. Infection happens after bacterium is ingested. It is generally transmitted to humans via infected milk. Actual human infections are...
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