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XDR TB in South Africa - What lies ahead?

V Thaver, GA Ogunbanjo

Abstract




The emergence of XDR TB coupled with the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS has intensified the need to identify new treatment strategies and accelerate research into antibiotics against XDR TB before the world is faced with a global public health crisis. This article gives a short overview on the important health implications of XDR-TB in South Africa.

South African Family Practice Vol. 48 (10) 2006: pp. 58-59



http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20786204.2006.10873489
AJOL African Journals Online