Chest x-ray showing TB infection in the lungs.
The push to end TB requires significant investment into the research and development of new diagnostics and treatments.
A girl takes her tuberculosis medication under the supervision of a health worker in Himachal Pradesh, India.
Tuberculosis kills more people globally than any other infectious disease. A human-rights approach and investment in quality care are essential to ending the global epidemic.
New research holds promise of a shorter treatment course for people with drugresistant- TB.
New research shows that the treatment of drug resistant-TB can be reduced from the current duration of 20 to 24 months to less than a year.
X-rays, CT scans or MRIs may be necessary to detect TB in organs other than the lungs.
TB outside the lungs accounted for 14% of TB cases recorded globally in 2017.
TB, which is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, is a leading cause of death.
In Southern Africa, high rates of HIV infection have been the primary driver of TB
Using databases and community partnerships, we can end TB in Canada.
In Manitoba, Canada, researchers have used health databases to better understand how people with tuberculosis interact with the health-care system.
Around 18% of previously treated TB cases are drug resistant.
Using a large number of computers to screen TB drugs reduces the cost and time.
A new short drug treatment for tuberculosis, called BPaMZ, is showing promise in trials.
(The National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (Georgia) on behalf of TB Alliance)
We cannot end TB with century-old technologies and poor quality care. It is time to reinvent the way we are managing TB, and overcome our collective failures of the imagination.
Nanomedicine could scupper the need for TB patients to take multiple daily tablets with toxic side effects.
The reason that nanoparticles hold such hope for TB treatment is that they can be carefully targeted.
A patient collects her medication at a clinic in Khayelitsha, South Africa.
MSF/Sydelle WIllow Smith
The bill to provide universal health care in South Africa is not the silver bullet for the challenges in the health sector.
A woman with her treatment regime for extensively drug-resistant TB in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
Treatment for drug-resistant TB remains problematic as the painful daily injectable patients receive for at least six months leaves more than 60% deaf.
This week, the World Health Organization took a huge step by publishing its first Essential Diagnostics List (EDL).
Countries globally should adopt and adapt the World Health Organization's new Essential Diagnostics List -- as a key step in the management of all diseases.
Tuberculosis has been a problem for decades among Canada’s northern Indigenous population. New data obtained through access to information requests reveals shockingly high TB rates among Nunavut’s infants. Poor data collection indicates the real rates will be even higher.
(Gar Lunney/Library and Archives Canada)
The TB epidemic is out of control in Canada's North. Eliminating the disease will require accurate data as well as government investment.
A prisoner looks out a window on March 26, 2015, from Zhdanivskaya prison in Ukraine, were TB is rampant.
AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov
World TB Day will be observed March 24, with the good news that deaths from tuberculosis are declining. But a trend toward confining those with TB threatens to stall advances.
The current range of TB diagnostic tests have various limitations like the sputum smear which is outdated, clumsy and takes long to process.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, with World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, right, and Nigerian Health Minister Isaac Folorunso Adewole, at the End TB Summit in New Delhi, India, March 13, 2018.
On World TB Day 2018, eradicating TB finally looks like a goal that could be met — if political leaders can step up with cash and actions to match their political declarations.
India boasts strong research expertise and technological and pharmaceutical capacity, yet lacks strong financial and political commitment from the government - to end the tuberculosis epidemic.
(AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
India has a radical new plan to eliminate TB, backed by research and technological expertise. The country just needs strong financial and political commitment from government to implement it.
People with tuberculosis were confined in specialised hospitals called sanatoria.
Interior of open air ward for tuberculosis patients 1918./ US. National Library of Medicine
Tuberculosis has had a significant impact on the world, from influencing fashion trends to helping understand how the human body works.
Spanish flu killed more people than the Great War that preceded it. And tuberculosis even more than that.
Here we explore our past and present struggles with the most significant infectious diseases human beings have faced.
In Australia we still vaccinate against polio, but not tuberculosis. Why, and how do we decide?
Vaccinating against an infectious disease can stop once the threat of future transmission is deemed sufficiently low.