Extensively drug resistant tuberculosis: Problem will get worse in South Africa unless poverty is alleviated

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7570.705-a (Published 28 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:705
  1. Solomon R Benatar, professor of medicine (sbenatar@uctgsh1.uct.ac.za)
  1. Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa

    EDITOR—The rising incidence and death rate from tuberculosis, as well as the emergence of multidrug resistant organisms in South Africa and elsewhere,1 result more from social than medical failure. With living conditions for millions of people remaining at the level of pre-industrial revolution Britain …

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