The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
UCL-TB open seminar: Professor Marcel Behr discusses Latent TB, 2021
19 May 2021
"What is latent TB, and why does it matter?": Classic teaching on TB infection states that for most people, infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis leads to a latent infection without disease. Most stay infected but disease-free for life, but for others the bacteria at some point 'wake up' and TB disease follows. New techniques are showing that this 'latent-active' way of thinking is far too simplistic.