Caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the infection is spread through inhaling tiny droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person. TB typically affects the lungs, but can attack other parts of the body, such as the kidney or brain. Global deaths from tuberculosis have risen for the first time in more than a decade due to the disruptive impact of Covid-19 on testing and treatment services, the World Health Organisation has said. Years of progress in tackling TB the second deadliest infectious killer on the planet, after Covid–19 have been reversed as a result of the pandemic. Do you feel like the world need to have a world pandemic emergency and research center ?