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An update on global tuberculosis (TB)

A. Talip, Balkis and Sleator, Roy D. and Lowery, Colm J. and Dooley, James S. G. and Snelling, William J. (2013) An update on global tuberculosis (TB). Infectious Diseases: Research and Treatment, 2013 (6). pp. 39-50. ISSN 11786337


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Official URL: 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: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mycobacterium infection and tuberculosis
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Technolgy and Heritage
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:35
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:35
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9024
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