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Swiss Report Highlights Danger of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Posted 11 Nov 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 – A new report on a patient in Switzerland who nearly died after catching a highly drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis illustrates exactly what public health officials around the world fear most. Although antibiotics have largely eradicated tuberculosis in the United States in recent decades, experts say evidence is mounting that the bacteria is becoming increasingly ...

Sirturo Approved for Multi-Drug Resistant TB

Posted 2 Jan 2013 by

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 – Sirturo (bedaquiline) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use with other drugs to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis when alternative treatments aren't available. TB, which is spread through the air, is among the world's deadliest respiratory diseases. Nearly 9 million people worldwide and more than 10,000 in the United States contracted the ...

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