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Tuberculosis kills over one million people a year. In North Korea, The Eugene Bell Foundation of Washington, D.C.
Extending Longstanding Partnership, SAP is Founding Member of The Global Fund's New Coalition Uniting Private Sector to Support Disease Prevention and Treatment Efforts WALLDORF,
New multi-year grant continues work to study pressing public health crisis TUCSON, Ariz., Sept.
To reduce the burden of tuberculosis and address the issue of drug-resistant TB in the Kyrgyz Republic, Abt Associates has been awarded the U.S.
One of the deadliest infectious diseases in the world may have been carried to the Americans by seals and sea lions, not European explorers as previously believed, claims a new study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The vaccine used to protect against tuberculosis disease (bacillus calmette-guerin or BCG) also protects against tuberculosis infection (mycobacterium) as well as protecting against progression from infection to disease.
Brock Will Lead Resource Development, Advocacy, Community Engagement Efforts in Support of Promising Research Pipeline NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
Robertson Will Lead Initiatives to Accelerate Adoption of New TB Drug Regimens NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TB Alliance, a not-for-profit organization with the
Program to Enable Broader Access to Groundbreaking Tuberculosis Diagnostic SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent completion of a record shipment of 774 GeneXpert
Today, fewer people are dying from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries.
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...