TB infection

TB tricks body's immune system to make people infectious

Tuberculosis (TB) tricks the immune system into attacking the bodys lung tissue, which makes the person highly infectious through coughing and the bacteria then spreads by aerosol droplets to other individuals, a new study says.

Oct 21, 2016, 14:42 PM IST

Tuberculosis – Who gets it? Ways to prevent TB

WHO's Global TB Report 2016 also found that nearly half a million people were diagnosed with multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB).

Oct 14, 2016, 12:25 PM IST

India among 6 countries that account for 60% of new TB cases in 2015: WHO

Across the planet, 1.8 million people died of TB last year, 300,000 more than a year earlier, according to the WHO's Global TB Report 2016.

Oct 14, 2016, 08:43 AM IST

2.1 million cases of tuberculosis in India annually

The incidence of tuberculosis disease in India is around 2.1 million cases annually as per the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

Apr 24, 2015, 15:40 PM IST

Prisoners 70 times more prone to tuberculosis

The prisoners are 70 times more vulnerable to tuberculosis than those who are out of bars, said a senior official at a TB workshop in Dharamshala prison here.

Apr 02, 2015, 19:30 PM IST

WHO calls for global solidarity, action to end TB

WHO has called for global solidarity and action in a bid to put TB infection to an end.

Mar 24, 2015, 12:24 PM IST