Monday, June 11, 2007

Extensively-drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR–TB) – A new threat to humanity!

Extensively -drug resistant tuberculosis or XDR-TB is a type of tuberculosis that is resistant to first line anti-TB drugs and also to at least one of the second line treatment. XDR-TB cases in South Africa have already resulted in hundreds of deaths, this year and it spreads much faster than the normal tuberculosis and the multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.

This report throws light on this relatively unknown type of tuberculosis and the danger it poses to the mankind.

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Blogger Sharon said...

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