tuberculosis

Tuberculosis and air travel

International travel has become increasingly easy and readily available. Reported episodes of potential transmission of tuberculosis (TB) infection on board aircraft, and the increasing incidence of multi-drug-resistant (MDR)-TB and emergence of extremely drug-resistant (XDR)-TB, have raised considerable anxiety among travelers,…

Laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis

The microbiological diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is an important tool for disease control. It consists of both conventional methods (acid-fast microscopy, culture, biochemical identification, anti-tuberculosis drug-susceptibility testing; DST) and modern molecular techniques. The targets of microbiological testing include the detection…