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Experts devise strategy to fight new TB strain

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 14 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:566
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. Johannesburg

    Delegates at a conference in Johannesburg last week drew up a seven point action plan to counter the threat of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (TB), a newly emergent strain that seems to be resistant to nearly all existing drugs.

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    A patient with extensively drug resistant tuberculosis in Ethiopia


    The new strain was already present on every continent, but a recent outbreak in South Africa was particularly worrying, experts told the meeting, which was hosted by the South African Medical …

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