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Welcome to Mostly Microbes and Infectious Diseases. David Ojcius posts newspaper and journal articles in the broad field of microbiology.

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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Threatens Control of Drug-Resistant TB

Russia’s Invasion of #Ukraine Threatens Control of Drug-Resistant #TB. Previous decades have seen an epidemic of MDR-TB in Russia & former Soviet countries, including Ukraine. Drug resistance thrives on fractured health systems & sporadic medicine supply. TB is an infectious disease spread through coughing. It has killed more people than any other single infectious agent in history, including SARS-CoV-2. More difficult to treat are multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensi

TB immune response discovery could significantly reduce disease harm

Researchers find that, by targeting the #IL17 cytokine, a component produced naturally by the immune system in response to Mycobacterium #tuberculosis infection, excessive & damaging lung #inflammation caused by #TB may be significantly reduced to help speed up patient recovery Read more at:

Quality of Tuberculosis Care - free eBook

Free eBook on quality of #TB care. By Mayo Clinic TB center, @McGill_TB & @tb_ppm, with over 50 authors. Dedicated to the millions of people who battle #tuberculosis every year.

What is pneumonia? (free video)

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can be caused by a variety of different pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and mycobacteria. #pneumonia #tuberculosis #TB #microbes #infection

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