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Multiple drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) have become more prevalent in the last 15-20 years.

07/26/2011

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Drug-Resistant TB: Why It Matters

Tuberculosis was the cause of 1.7 million deaths in 2009, largely among people in their most productive years. There are 9.4 million new infections every year. Multiple drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) have become more prevalent in the last 15-20 years. Both MDR- and XDR-TB pose formidable challenges in diagnosis and treatment.

GBCHealth Issue Brief: Drug-Resistant TB