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MDR-TB More Difficult To Spread Among Close Contacts Than Drug-Susceptible TB, Study Shows

VOA News: Multi-Drug Resistant TB Harder to Spread Among Close Contacts
“Incidences of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are increasing, but British and Peruvian researchers are offering a glimmer of hope in the latest issue of PLOS Medicine. Caused by a bacterium that has evolved to become hard to kill with two or more mainstay antibiotics, MDR-TB, the new study indicates, is actually less infectious than drug-susceptible TB among patients’ close family members and friends…” (Berman, 6/26).