Current Standard Drug Regimens Facilitate the Evolution of Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Globally, the disease kills more than 1.3 million people each year (1). South Africa has one of highest TB incidence rates in the world, with almost 1 % of the population developing TB every year. This is over three times more than the threshold value for the highest incidence rate category (2::0.3%) as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) (1).

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Date: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 14:21