A COVID-19 vaccine isn't the only tool for fighting this pandemic. An immunologist argues that safe pneumonia vaccines would reduce the severity of COVID-19, save lives and prevent the worst cases.
As ready as you are to be done with COVID-19, it's not going anywhere soon. A historian of disease describes how once a pathogen emerges, it's usually here to stay.
Our first exposure to a pathogen, either naturally or via vaccination, can affect how our immune system responds in the future to the same or similar pathogens.
Malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS are regarded as the 'big three' infectious diseases. This is where scientists are at in their efforts to find a vaccine for each one.
When Abbott Thayer's wife succumbed to the disease, his life and art underwent a dramatic shift.
The high cost of pharmaceuticals often means only the richest patients get lifesaving medicines. As coronavirus drugs emerge, it will require hard, creative work to ensure they're available to all.
A century ago, Australians were battling another pandemic, tuberculosis, with public health measures many will find familiar today.
A vaccine historically used to prevent tuberculosis is now among the contenders for a COVID-19 vaccine. So what is the BCG vaccine and why might it work against coronavirus?
Sunlight is not a cure for everything, and certainly not for COVID-19, but 100 years ago it was a popular treatment.
Australia has been tightening the border between PNG and the Torres Strait Islands in recent years, exacerbating poverty and the spread of tuberculosis in villages that depend on cross-border trade.
Very little is known about the relationship between COVID-19 and HIV and TB. What is known is that people's lungs are affected by all three.
Today is World TB Day. With attention turned toward coronavirus, it might seem too much to think about. But there's a lot to consider about the role of young people in stopping both diseases.
Scientists need greater understanding of the bacterium's basic biology, as well as more about how it is spread from one individual to the next.
Pathogens rapidly evolve resistance to antibiotics. AI could keep us a step ahead of deadly infections.
There are more effective ways to give the tuberculosis vaccine.
Hugh Ramsay's Two girls in white, was painted just two years before he died at the age of 28 in 1906. It is the central work in the National Gallery of Australia's survey exhibition.
Many of the most fundamental aspects of TB disease remain unknown. For example, after exposure to the organism that causes TB, why do only some people get infected and only some of those fall ill?
There's a big market for new treatments for TB, malaria and other ailments. But most of these diseases afflict low-income people unable to pay for medicine.
Treating infectious diseases is a huge challenge because patients often fail to take the medicine for the long duration, especially for tuberculosis. Now there's a new device that may help.
The push to end TB requires significant investment into the research and development of new diagnostics and treatments.