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TB Patients In Swaziland, Surrounding Nations Should Undergo Further Testing To Determine Drug Resistance, Study Suggests

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: MSF: More than a quarter of MDR-TB cases in Swaziland not caught by ‘front line of defense’ in fighting the disease
Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on the findings of a study by researchers from Médecins Sans Frontières and other organizations showing a rapid test for drug-resistant tuberculosis might miss some cases due to a mutation in the bacterium and their recommendations that patients in Swaziland, where the study took place, and surrounding countries undergo further testing (3/19).