TB- Strength in numbers

Geoffrey Coxon, Stephen H. Gillespie

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Abstract

A global pandemic of tuberculosis (TB) has afflicted mankind for many centuries. TB is a debilitating and chronic disease caused when Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is spread by coughing, sneezing or even talking. It is mistakenly considered by most to be a disease of the past, yet currently it kills approximately 2 million people every year. It infects one-third of the world’s population and at any given time up to 13 million people globally will be
suffering from an active TB infection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages68
Number of pages1
Volume2010
No.Feb
Specialist publicationMicrobiology Today
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

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Keywords

  • TB
  • tuberculosis
  • drug discovery

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Coxon, G., & Gillespie, S. H. (2010). TB- Strength in numbers. Microbiology Today, 2010(Feb), 68.