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Erwin Schurr

 

PhD
Professor

Contact information:
1650 Cedar Ave. Room L11-520
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1A4 

Office phone: (514) 934-1934 x44513
erwin [dot] schurr [at] mcgill [dot] ca

 

Marcel A. Behr

 

MD; MSc
Professor 

Contact Information:
1650 Cedar Ave. Room A5.156
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1A4

Office Phone: (514) 934 1934 x42815
Lab Phone: (514) 934 1934 x41621
Fax:(514) 934 8423

Philippe Gros

 

PhD
Professor 

Mailing adress:
Francesco Bellini Life Sciences Building. Room 336
3649 promenade Sir-William-Osler
Montreal, Quebec H3G 0B1

Contact Information
Office Phone:(514) 398-7291
Lab Phone: (514) 398-2542
Fax: (514) 398-2603

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. These bacteria infect about one-third of the world's population, but only an estimated 5%-10% of infected people will develop the active form of tuberculosis in their lifetime. The other 90%-95% of people appear to be able to contain the infection in a dormant/latent state, so that they do not become ill. Because tuberculosis is so prevalent, an estimated eight million people develop active tuberculosis each year, of which 2 million to 3 million die.