Tuberculous Notes and Links

by the International Anti-Tuberculosis Society
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis, sometimes refered to as human TB (tubercle bacillus) is the main cause of tuberculosis in humans. The immune system forms granulomas (refered to as tubercles when associated with TB) around the TB bacteria to wall it off from the rest of the body. Mycobacterum bovis, sometimes refered to as bovine TB can infect cattle and can be transmitted to humans usually by drinking unpasteurized milk from cows infected with M. bovis. One forth to one third (reports vary with source) of the human race is infected with M. tuberculosis and many people are unaware of this fact. According to the CDC, up to 13 million people in the United States have latent TB which isn't contagious. TB is contagious only in the active form (active pulmonary tuberculosis, aka phthisis or consumption). On average, 5 to 10 percent of people with latent TB progress to the active form in their lifetime.

Atlas of Granulomatous Diseases
Yale Rosen, M.D.

Email Q&A with the CDC Feb 2016

TB Cards

some literature on drug resistance and magnitude of the TB problem

Tuberculosis has killed more than any other infectious disease in history. Over a billion lives in the past two hundred years (Fig. 2).

Timebomb : The Global Epidemic of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis 1st Edition
by Lee Reichman (Author), Janice Hopkins Tanne (Author)

Contagion Why drug-resistant tuberculosis threatens us all
by Krista Mahr
Time magazine March 4, 2013

Turbo AIDS-TB epidemic explodes in southern Africa
Dec 17, 2008

Media silence about SA's Super-TB epidemic?
Date Posted: Monday 28-May-2007
Why is TB-Alert UK not warning about XDR-TB in South Africa?

South Africa Warns of Emergence of “Totally” Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Russian prisons

Tuberculosis: "The Captain of All These Men of Death"
by Daniel Epstein

The Prevention of Tuberculosis
by Arthur Newsholme MD FRCP


The Great New England Vampire Panic
Smithonian Magazine October 2012

The Confessions of a Consumptive
Journal of Outdoor Life 1917


India Healthcare Awards 2015- Dr Zarir Udwadia Talks on TB

Extremely Drug Resistant Tuberculosis XDR-TB - VOA Story
note at about 3:30: "I can tell you that by far this is the biggest scare we have ever faced"

Drug Resistant TB

TB Silent Killer

Tracking tuberculosis on the streets of London

Tackling drug-resistant TB in London

Note:Google Chrome works better than Firefox for some videos.

Some drug resistant TB cases in the USA

Andrew Speaker

Russian-born US-citizen Robert Daniels with TB in hospital jail, denied rights, sues county

My Four-year Battle with Tuberculosis By Natalie Skipper
EXPOSED // Chapter 1 : The Global Epidemic


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