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TB- Strength in numbers

Coxon, Geoffrey and Gillespie, Stephen H. (2010) TB- Strength in numbers. Microbiology Today, 2010 (Feb). p. 68. ISSN 1464-0570

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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.