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Study Suggests Drug-Resistant TB Expected To Increase In Some Countries, Identifies Potential Diagnostic, Treatment Solutions

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Stopping the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis
Katie Broendel, senior communications manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses results from a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases that suggests drug-resistant TB “is expected to increase in some high-burden countries over the next 20 years. In addition, the study suggests that person-to-person transmission will play a large role in the spread of drug-resistant TB as opposed to inadequate treatment or acquired drug resistance. … The study also identifies some potential solutions, including strengthening infection control and contact tracing measures, as well as developing more rapid, effective diagnostic tests to detect and treat drug resistance” (5/12).

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