MDR-TB: A ‘global public health crisis’

TB killed 1.6 million people in 2017 — more than 4,000 each day. Among its deadly attributes, TB is the leading killer of patients with HIV and the cause of one-third of all deaths related to antimicrobial resistance, according to WHO.

Globally, considerable action is being taken to eliminate TB, including multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).

Infectious Disease News spoke with experts about the global effort to eliminate MDR-TB and end the TB epidemic.

To read the full publication, click here.


Source: Healio

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By Infectious Disease News

Published: Oct. 23, 2018, 11:40 p.m.

Last updated: Oct. 23, 2018, 11:41 p.m.

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