I. Introduction Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the cause of human tuberculosis (TB), has been a scourge of humanity throughout recorded history. Even today, this bacillus claims about two million lives per year, remains one of the leading causes of death among the infectious diseases (1, 2) and is the leading killer of people with AIDS (3). Human tuberculosis is a multistage disease. Any rational approach to TB control must be based upon the pathogenic processes at work during these stages.
|Title of host publication||Tuberculosis|
|Subtitle of host publication||Fourth Edition: The Essentials|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2016|