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Mdr-tb Articles


WHO says TB effort 'in real danger'

23rd October 2012

Latest figures from WHO show 8.7m new cases in 2011 of tuberculosis despite international effort to eliminate the disease.

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Drug-resistant TB spreads in Europe

3rd May 2011

WHO estimates that a third of the world's population is infected with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

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First steps toward new TB drug

20th April 2010

An online genetic information project in India bears fruit.

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MDR-TB rises in China and ex-USSR

21st April 2009

Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis has reached epidemic levels in many ex-Soviet nations.

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China battles drug-resistant TB

15th December 2008

Levels of drug-resistant tuberculosis in China are nearly twice the global average.

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Drug-resistant TB research needed

21st July 2008

MDR-TB programmes can be successful, but only with a massive increase in research.

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Faster test for MDR-TB

7th July 2008

Current delays waiting for lab results mean the disease spreads and patients die waiting.

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'Scientific apartheid' warning

21st April 2008

Growing gap between rich and poor countries blocks benefits of science for some.

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Antibiotic-eating germs found

7th April 2008

Several strains of bacteria in the soil can make a meal of the world's most potent antibiotics.

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Antibiotic resistance growing

31st March 2008

Developing countries face a serious challenge with increasing resistance to existing antibiotics.

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