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Drug resistant tuberculosis soars in eastern Europe

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:663
  1. Chibuzo Odigwe
  1. BMJ

    Multidrug resistant tuberculosis in parts of eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union is 10 times as common as in most parts of the world, a new report from the World Health Organization said this week.

    The report, which is WHO's third on drug resistant tuberculosis, contains new data obtained from the WHO/IUATLD (International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) Global Project on Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Surveillance.

    Speaking at the report's launch in London this week, Dr Paul Nunn, coordinator of tuberculosis, HIV, and drug resistance at the Stop TB department of WHO, said: “We see about nine …

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