Drug resistant TB is spreading worldwideBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7219.1220a (Published 06 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1220
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
Tuberculosis that is resistant both to the standard, four drug regimen and to expensive second line drugs has now been found in 104 countries, according to a report released last week in New York.
The report, drawn up by Harvard Medical School and financier George Soros's Open Society Institute, estimates that it may cost up to $1bn (£625m) to fight tuberculosis worldwide.
“We were surprised that multidrug resistant tuberculosis was reported so widely. …