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Deadly combination

Many factors affect the severity of tuberculosis in infected individuals. Among these are the genetic make-up of the bacterial strain, that of the host, and the interplay between the two.

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Figure 1: Host and pathogen.

S. H. E. KAUFMANN & V. BRINKMANN, MPI INFECT. BIOL.

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Kaufmann, S. Deadly combination. Nature 453, 295–296 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/453295a

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