Estimated Number Of People Living With Latent Multidrug-Resistant TB Threatens Elimination Goals, Study Warns

The Telegraph: ‘Worryingly high’ number of people infected with latent form of drug-resistant TB
“More than 19 million people around the globe are infected with one of the most complex forms of dormant tuberculosis, threatening efforts to control the fatal disease, researchers have warned. In the first study to estimate the number of people living with latent multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, experts found that three people in every 1,000 carry the hard-to-treat bacteria — a ‘worryingly high’ figure that ‘threatens elimination goals’…” (Newey, 7/4).

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