This PrimeView highlights the complex nature of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection; it can remain latent and asymptomatic in the lungs or progress to active tuberculosis disease, which requires prolonged treatment with multiple antibiotics and has high morbidity and mortality in high-burden, resource-poor settings.
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Tuberculosis. Nat Rev Dis Primers 2, 16077 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrdp.2016.77