TB's stronghold in India: A tragedy there, and a grave concern for the rest of the world
August 9, 2017
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(THE CONVERSATION) A study published recently in The Lancet has drawn the world’s attention to the specter of particularly dangerous types of tuberculosis, called multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant, in four countries. The study estimated that the percentage of multidrug-resistant TB among all cases in India, which already has the highest burden of the disease of any country, is set to increase to more than 12 percent in India by 2040.
Also, TB that is extensiv...