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  • extremely drug resistant tuberculosis


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  • In the first reported outbreak of XDR-TB in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, 52 of 53 patients with XDR-TB died.

    Kolleen Bouchane: Totally Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

  • We have long been concerned about drug-resistant tuberculosis and in recent years, more concerned about the extremely drug resistant tuberculosis XDR-TB.

    Kolleen Bouchane: Totally Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

  • India and China have the largest numbers of tuberculosis cases, and multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has been found in nearly every country, with XDR-TB in at least 57 countries.

    The Scourge of TB

  • Even with treatment, multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis kills 30 percent of those infected, while XDR-TB kills roughly 60 percent.

    The Scourge of TB

  • But before his mother died, she also passed along the extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) infection that killed her.

    The Scourge of TB

  • A major hurdle in treating MDR-TB and XDR-TB is that the course lasts up to two years and is 200 to 1,000 times more expensive than regular TB drugs.

    The Scourge of TB

  • Doctors detected XDR-TB after noticing that AIDS patients, who are particularly vulnerable to tuberculosis, were dying even after being treated for TB and starting antiretrovirals.

    The Scourge of TB

  • In 2007, an outbreak of XDR-TB in KwaZulu-Natal killed 74 of 78 patients within a matter of weeks, sparking fears that XDR-TB could be spread rapidly and easily.

    Kari Stoever: Vuvuzela: Going Viral to Save Lives

  • Moreover, this is happening against the backdrop of the World Health Organization identifying record rates of extensively drug-resistant or XDR-TB - an airborne disease that poses a deadly threat to rich and poor countries alike.

    Joanne Carter: President Obama: Don't Turn Your Back on Africa and the Fight Against AIDS and Tuberculosis

  • Now I learn that the first case of the XDR-TB strain, which kills half of those infected and is extremely resistant to drugs used to fight more common forms of the infection, has been diagnosed in a Somali man in his 30s who is in isolation at a hospital in Scotland.

    Archive 2008-03-01


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