TB

Health

Cultural Traditions Are Fueling the Spread of a Rare Tuberculosis Strain

Poverty is also a factor, but customs like eating raw meat and drinking blood are not helping.
Sophie Cousins
10.18.17
Health

Why Smokers Are More Susceptible to Tuberculosis

Researchers used genetically-modified zebrafish to explore why smokers are more likely to contract the bacterial infection.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.24.16
Europe

Some Parts of London Have Higher Tuberculosis Rates Than Eritrea and Iraq

London is the TB capital of western Europe, with seven people per day developing symptoms. The disease is strongly linked to deprivation, disproportionately affecting poor and marginalized groups.
Miriam Wells
10.27.15
uk

More Evidence the UK's Badger Cull Isn't the Best Way to Prevent TB in Cattle

Another statistical model suggests that culling badgers to prevent bovine TB might not be the best way forward.
Emiko Jozuka
9.9.15
Comics!

Dingball - 'Everybody Grows Up and Lives Happily Ever After'

It's the final comic of Patrick Kyle's run of comics on VICE. TB is finally an adult, and he looks like one. Resolution!
Patrick Kyle
3.10.15
Comics!

Dingball - 'TB and Dingball Wish They Were Better People'

TB is down in the dumps so Dingball teaches him how to be happy.
Patrick Kyle
2.17.15
Comics!

Dingball - 'T.B. Falls Down'

T.B. falls down forever. It's some real psychedelic stuff.
Patrick Kyle
2.10.15
Comics!

Dingball - 'Dingball and TB Draw Their Feelings'

T.B. and his weird duck friend decide to draw their inner worlds. What they express is, unsurprisingly, stupid.
Patrick Kyle
2.3.15
Comics!

Dingball - 'Farting the Babysitter's Moustache Off'

TB and Dinball have decided to play a trick on their sleeping babysitter. What a kooky comic.
Patrick Kyle
1.27.15
Health

Giant Rats Are Helping Doctors in Mozambique Sniff Out Tuberculosis

A Belgian aid organization is training cat-sized African pouched rats to use their keen sense of smell to detect the presence of tuberculosis in human mucus samples.
Sarah Jones
1.19.15
americas

How Canada’s Poor Record-Keeping Broke Up 4,000 Families

It took years for an Innuit girl to be returned to her family, because no records were kept of where she came from or who her family was.
Emma Paling
6.13.14
News

Swaziland's Deadly TB Nightmare

What if I told you that a third of the world’s population is latently infected with a deadly disease? And that the disease has mutated into a more deadly form that can’t be treated with normal drugs? And that, in some places, the disease is completely...
Sophie Scott
8.16.12
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