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TB 'superbug' strain warning

19th May 2010

A report in The Lancet has warned that a tuberculosis timebomb could explode on the world without major efforts to curb drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis.

While no-one knows the full extent of the spread of resistant TB, two doctors writing in The Lancet medical journal argue that the "superbug" strains could become dominant without significant global investment to tackle the problem. They warn that if not enough is done potentially unstoppable forms of TB immune to all treatments could emerge in the future.


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