Latest tuberculosis Stories
Global partnerships and significant medical research are a big part of this year’s World Tuberculosis Day. Celebrated each year on March 24, World TB Day is a marked as a time to bring attention to the threat of tuberculosis...
Partnering to Increase Awareness About Tuberculosis, a Curable and Preventable Disease that Infects One-third of the World's Population SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid
Thousands receive treatment prior to coming to the United States ATLANTA, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Updated CDC recommendations for overseas tuberculosis (TB) screening
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BEIJING and HILDEN, Germany, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - QuantiFERON-TB, the leading modern test for accurate diagnosis of latent
The Washington State Tuberculosis Action Coalition (WSTAC) will host an educational event for the community to raise awareness about the burden of TB both globally and locally. Seattle,
Multi-center collaboration aims to advance neutralizing antibody research from preclinical to clinical trials. SEATTLE, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle BioMed today announced
In findings published in the March 1 issue of the Journal of Immunology, UCLA researchers investigating the role of nutrients in helping the immune system fight against major infections show that vitamin A may play an important role combating TB.
MOSCOW, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Russian and Korean biotech companies Infectex Ltd. [http://www.infectex.ru/?ln=en ] and Qurient Ltd.
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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