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Cluster of Resistant Tuberculosis Pathogen Discovered


Between February and November 2016, the Institute of Medical Microbiology at the University of Zurich discovered a multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in eight refugees arriving in Europe from the Horn of Africa. The analyses provided an impulse for launching a transnational ...


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Solving of a decade long mystery could help in fight against TB


Scientists have solved a decade-old mystery that could eventually lead to the development of earlier treatments for one of the world's deadliest diseases, which affects up to 2 billion people. Research carried out by the University of Sussex and the Polish Academy of Sciences has identified two ...


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Faster detection of pathogens in the lungs


What used to take several weeks is now possible in two days: Thanks to new molecular-based methods, mycobacterial pathogens that cause pulmonary infections or tuberculosis can now be detected much more quickly. Time-consuming bacteria cultures no longer need to be taken from the patient samples, ...


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Blood test for tuberculosis

Biomarkers may be able to predict the risk of developing tuberculosis in future


Together with AIDS, tuberculosis ranks among those infectious diseases with the highest global mortality rate, claiming the lives of between 1.5 and two million people every year. However, not everyone infected with the bacterium develops tuberculosis. In fact, fewer than ten percent of those ...


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