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Drug-resistant TB on the rise

5th July 2012

The Health Protection Agency says that cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in the UK have risen by over a quarter in the last year.

Figures for 2011 show that 431 cases did not respond to antibiotic treatment compared to 342 in 2010 as part of almost 9,000 new cases of TB recorded by the HPA, compared to 8,400 in 2010. The HPA has expressed concern at the increase in drug-resistant cases and has urged health commissioners in the worst affected areas to priorities treatment.


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Article Information

Title: Drug-resistant TB on the rise
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 22282
Date Added: 5th Jul 2012


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