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World Tuberculosis Day 2017

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.

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Tuberculosis meningitis in Vietnamese children

This video abstract summarizes research, published in BMC Infectious Diseases, on the significant mortality and morbidity caused by tuberculosis meningitis in Vietnamese children and the importance of improving the speed of diagnosis of this disease.

Challenges and progress in childhood tuberculosis

This series of articles, published in Pneumonia, provides an overview of the global child tuberculosis burden and examines issues such as diagnosis, advances in treatment, and novel vaccination approaches. The series aims to address the needs of researchers, clinicians and other individuals who require up-to-date information on this topic.

Tuberculosis in Myanmar
In this guest blog, the author of research just published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty tells us how in his home country of Myanmar, international non-governmental organizations are contributing to the national tuberculosis program by providing community-based tuberculosis care.

Detecting bovine tuberculosis
In this post, the author discusses her research, recently published in BMC Microbiology, that uses new magnetic capture technology to improve the detection of bovine TB in both cattle and wild deer.

Read our featured research

From AIDS Research and Therapy

Possible misdiagnosis of HIV associated lymphoma as tuberculosis among patients attending Uganda Cancer Institute

Early virological failure and HIV drug resistance in Ugandan adults co-infected with tuberculosis

Current trends and intricacies in the management of HIV-associated pulmonary tuberculosis

Integrated therapy for HIV and tuberculosis

From Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials

Smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis and associated factors among homeless individuals in Dessie and Debre Birhan towns, Northeast Ethiopia

Efficacy and safety profile of linezolid in the treatment of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

From Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control

Drug susceptibility patterns of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from previously treated and new cases of pulmonary tuberculosis at German-Nepal tuberculosis project laboratory, Kathmandu, Nepal

From Archives of Public Health

Evaluating the neonatal BCG vaccination programme in Ireland

From BMC Hematology

Challenges in achieving a target international normalized ratio for deep vein thrombosis among HIV-infected patients with tuberculosis: a case series

From BMC Infectious Diseases

Why being an expert – despite xpert –remains crucial for children in high TB burden settings

The dubious value of cerebrospinal fluid adenosine deaminase measurement for the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis

The effect of the Xpert MTB/RIF test on the time to MDR-TB treatment initiation in a rural setting: a cohort study in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province

Early interventions for diabetes related tuberculosis associate with hastened sputum microbiological clearance in Virginia, USA

High mortality among tuberculosis patients on treatment in Nigeria: a retrospective cohort study

From BMC Microbiology

Two alternative DNA extraction methods to improve the detection of Mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex members in cattle and red deer tissue samples

Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineages and anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in reference hospitals across Viet Nam

Genotypic characterization of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Quebec, 2002-2012

Prevalence and molecular characteristics of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Beijing, China: 2006 versus 2012

From BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Congenital tuberculosis in an extremely preterm infant conceived after in vitro fertilization: case report

Pregnancy in patients with tuberculosis: a TBNET cross-sectional survey

From BMC Pulmonary Medicine

Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding tuberculosis care among health workers in Southern Mozambique

From Globalization and Health

Migration to middle-income countries and tuberculosis—global policies for global economies

Addressing the double-burden of diabetes and tuberculosis: lessons from Kyrgyzstan

From Implementation Science

Identifying barriers to and facilitators of tuberculosis contact investigation in Kampala, Uganda: a behavioral approach

From Infectious Diseases of Poverty

Treatment outcomes for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis under DOTS-Plus: a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies

Evaluation of the Xpert® MTB/RIF assay and microscopy for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Namibia

From International Journal for Equity in Health

The effect of NCMS on catastrophic health expenditure and impoverishment from tuberculosis care in China

From Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition

Bibliometric analysis of publications on Campylobacter: (2000–2015)

Identification of bacterial contaminants in polyherbal medicines used for the treatment of tuberculosis in Amatole District of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, using rapid 16S rRNA technique

From Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine

Bibliometric analysis of worldwide publications on multi-, extensively, and totally drug–resistant tuberculosis (2006–2015)

From Tropical Medicine and Health

Prevalence of tuberculosis and associated risk factors in the Central Prison of Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo