African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5233

Review

Advances in tuberculosis

Aseffa A1*, Mihret A1, Habte A1, Abebe M1, Wassie L1, Tschopp R1,5, Beyene D1, Ameni G1,2, Berg S3, Doherty TM4, Gagneux S5, Young D6, and Howe R1
1Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Ethiopia. 2Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. 3Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge UK. 4GlaxoSmithKline, Copenhagen Denmark. 5Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel (Switzerland) and University of Basel, Basel Switzerland. 6MRC National Institute for Medical Research and Imperial College London UK
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 November 2012
  •  Published: 31 January 2013

Abstract

The review attempts to highlight recent advances in understanding the epidemiology, pathogenesis and treatment of tuberculosis. Strategies in the development of new tools should consider the needs of target populations that are dictated by the diversity in host and pathogen genetics.

 

Key words: Advances, tuberculosis, review