Kenya: Cases of MDRTB to rise because patients are defaulting drugs

The country had recorded an increase of 72 patients with multi-drug resistant TB as of June this year

The ministry of health has raised fears that the number of patients suffering from drug resistant TB could rise considerably because TB patients are not taking their medication.

According to James Gachego from the division of leprosy, TB and lung disease, the country had recorded an increase of 72 patients with multi-drug resistant TB as of June this year. He says the number will rise by the end of the year because 5.3 percent of TB patients are not taking medicine.

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Published: Aug. 19, 2011, 10:39 p.m.

Last updated: Aug. 19, 2011, 10:41 p.m.

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