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The world market for infectious disease tests is estimated at $14.5 billion in 2012 and should grow at a slightly higher rate than the rest of the diagnostics market.
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Bacteria that cause infectious diseases produce a number of cytotoxins, and an international research team has now found the mechanism behind one of these toxins.
Immunitor, Inc., a commercial stage company committed to developing oral therapeutic vaccines, today announced that its second Phase II trial of oral TB vaccine with heat-killed Mycobacterium
A deadly disease that ravaged Europe before the Industrial Revolution, tuberculosis was once associated with vampires, as infected members of a single family would lose their health slowly after one relative had died from the disease.
"Treatment as prevention" – early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV-infected individuals with uninfected sexual partners to prevent viral transmission – appears to make economic sense, along with meeting its clinical goals of helping infected patients stay healthy and reducing transmission.
Lauds Reduction in New Infections and Lowered Mortality Rate of TB; Urges More Aggressive Identification of Nearly 3 Million “Missed” New Cases of TB Annually and Greater Focus on More Virulent
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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