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Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Infections Are Spreading

Health & Wellness  (tags: tuberculosis, resistance, health, alert )

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Multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis killed 150,000 people in 2008 and infects between 400,000 and 500,000 people globally, according to World Health Organization. WHO said the numbers suggest the hard-to-treat infection is spreading


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. (0)
Saturday March 20, 2010, 10:21 pm
This is a very scary phenomenon.The over use of antibiotics and their misuse, by people who do not complete the course of antibiotics, contribute to many treatment-resistant illnesses. TB is just one of them, but of course, it is historically a killer.

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Saturday March 20, 2010, 10:27 pm
thnx for the article.

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Saturday March 20, 2010, 11:58 pm
This is not good at all!

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 8:39 am
Thanks Marta! This is terrible finding! But so glaring and hope research will help us get something new to fight this deadly infection. I'm glad and grateful that Chana.B has rightly pointed out one of the causes for TB to strike.
We need to take heed.

sheila l (116)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 8:41 am
True, it has been on the rise for the past decade due to advent of HIV/Aids which TB has become prevalent in this group.

. (0)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 8:50 am
HIV certainly raises a person's risk for TB, Sheila, but it would be a mistake to think that the rest of us aren't also at risk. Working as a hospice social worker, I have seen many people without HIV who have become infected - or have had family members who were infected. Because it's airborne, it's especially dangerous.

Ancil S (175)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 8:58 pm
I hope we don't have to open up the old "TB asylums" again.Hopefully they will find better meds to deal with it.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 9:35 pm
Noted, thanks.
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