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An Update on Global Tuberculosis (TB)

Talip, Balkis A., Sleator, Roy D., Lowery, Colm J., Dooley, James S.G. and Snelling, William J (2013) An Update on Global Tuberculosis (TB). Infectious Diseases: Research and Treatmenet, 6 . pp. 39-50. [Journal article]

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URL: https://doi.org/10.4137/IDRT.S11263

DOI: 10.4137/IDRT.S11263


Tuberculosis globally results in almost 2 million human deaths annually, with 1 in 4 deaths from tuberculosis being human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)-related. Primarily a pathogen of the respiratory system, aerobic Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) infects the lungs via the inhalation of infected aerosol droplets generated by people with pulmonary disease through coughing. This review focuses on M. tuberculosis transmission, epidemiology, detection methods and technologies.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Mycobacterium infection and tuberculosis
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:39774
Deposited By: Wendy Aiken (Admin)
Deposited On:11 Apr 2018 13:42
Last Modified:11 Apr 2018 13:43

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