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.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycobacterium_tuberculosis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycobacterium_bovis
https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/factsheets/tb-in-the-us-a-snapshot.pdf
https://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/statistics/tbtrends.htm

Atlas of Granulomatous Diseases
Yale Rosen, M.D.
http://granuloma.homestead.com/

Email Q&A with the CDC Feb 2016


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).

https://www.nature.com/articles/502S2a

Contagion Why drug-resistant tuberculosis threatens us all
by Krista Mahr
Time magazine March 4, 2013
https://od.lk/s/OV85MzA1MzA0NV8/Time-Contagion.pdf

Turbo AIDS-TB epidemic explodes in southern Africa
censorbugbear-reports.blogspot
Dec 17, 2008
https://od.lk/s/OV85MzA1MzA0N18/TurboAIDS-TB.pdf

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?
https://www.namibia-forum.ch/forum/31-diverses/38674-xdr-tb-extreme-drug-resistant-tuberkulose.html

South Africa Warns of Emergence of “Totally” Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/1669813

Russian prisons

Tuberculosis: "The Captain of All These Men of Death"
by Daniel Epstein
PAHO-5.pdf

The Prevention of Tuberculosis
by Arthur Newsholme MD FRCP
https://archive.org/stream/preventionoftube00newsuoft#page/n3/mode/2up

MAGNITUDE OF THE EVIL

The Great New England Vampire Panic
Smithonian Magazine October 2012
http://sciliterature.50webs.com/VampirePanic.htm

The Confessions of a Consumptive
Journal of Outdoor Life 1917
https://od.lk/s/OV85MzI2NDA1OV8/Journal_of_the_outdoor_life-p173ex.pdf


Videos

India Healthcare Awards 2015- Dr Zarir Udwadia Talks on TB
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdWf9MqwaC4

Extremely Drug Resistant Tuberculosis XDR-TB - VOA Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=INdBNgOc5ls
note at about 3:30: "I can tell you that by far this is the biggest scare we have ever faced"

Drug Resistant TB
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhTq7aPsnGk

TB Silent Killer
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/tb-silent-killer/

Tracking tuberculosis on the streets of London
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/health-38847487/tracking-tuberculosis-on-the-streets-of-london

Tackling drug-resistant TB in London
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-25470678/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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_tuberculosis_scare
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/15/AR2007061502130.html

Russian-born US-citizen Robert Daniels with TB in hospital jail, denied rights, sues county
http://www.russianaz.org/news/2007/Mar_Daniels.html

My Four-year Battle with Tuberculosis By Natalie Skipper
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/natalie-skipper/post_4863_b_3348450.html

ashandtherev
https://www.healthboards.com/boards/infectious-diseases/759613-scrofula-lymphatic-tb.html


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