Cats have passed TB to humans for the first time in an outbreak feared to have been caused by badgers. Two people from the same household are being treated for bovine tuberculosis after they caught the disease from their kitten. Two other cat owners have been infected with a dormant form of TB. Full story >>
TB is an abbrevation for tuberculosis, a serious infectious disease in which swellings appear on the lungs and other parts of the body. • China has cut its rate of tuberculosis by more than half over the last 20 years, according to health officials there.