BioMed Central is pleased to recognize World Tuberculosis Day 2017. The date is commemorated every year to mark Dr. Robert Koch's 1882 discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB). Despite continued progress, tuberculosis causes nearly 1.5 million deaths per year globally, mainly in developing countries.
We've gathered some of our most impactful research on TB here for your benefit. As the original open access publisher, we are proud to make this research freely available to the scientific community.