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Introduction mycobacterium tuberculosis

1.0 INTRODUCTION Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) can cause Tuberculosis (TB), remains one in all the leading causes of death worldwide. The World Health Organization estimated that there have been 1.4 million deaths and 8.7 million new cases of TB in 2011. Current TB treatment comprises four first-line drugs, i.e. isoniazid, rifampin, ethambutol and pyrazinamide (PZA).Pyrazinamide (PZA) is the first line anti-tubercular…

About tuberculosis

ABSTRACT Children coinfected with HIV/AIDS are prone to various diseases .As HIV infection advances in the body the child’s body becomes weak and prone to various opportunistic disease example tuberculosis which is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This has caused the increased number of people dying due tuberculosis to increase in seropositive individuals which is approximately 13.32% compared to the seronegative…

Evolution of mycobacterium tuberculosis

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin the Father of Evolution (Charles, et al., 2014) For organisms to be able to adapt in this ever-changing world, one must evolve. Evolution, however, is not as simple as it seems, it is a battle between species,…

The evolution of mycobacterium tuberculosis

The famous philosopher Charles Darwin once said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent that survive. It is the one that is the most adapted to change”. In this research project, I will be discussing the history of Tuberculosis, how it has evolved and more. Studying evolution is vital for the knowledge of…

Tuberculosis

ABSTRACT Tuberculosis is a disease transmitted through air by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. As HIV infection advances in the body the child’s body becomes prone to various dangerous disease example tuberculosis. This has caused the increased number of people dying due tuberculosis to increase in seropositive individuals which is approximately 13.32% compared to the seronegative individuals.[1″,2]. Such statistic has…

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