Report: Global increase in drug-resistant TB threatens to ruin efforts to eradicate the disease

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25th March 2017
Drug-resistant Tuberculosis threatens decades of progress, doctors warn
25th March 2017

Report: Global increase in drug-resistant TB threatens to ruin efforts to eradicate the disease

Although a small number of repurposed and new drugs have recently become available to treat drug-resistant TB (including bedaquiline, delamanid, and linezolid), the authors warn that without accurate diagnostic tests to deliver individually targeted treatments, clear prescription guidelines on appropriate use and improved control efforts to prevent transmission, optimal dosing and administration, and well-functioning health care systems, the effectiveness of the drugs could be rapidly lost.

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