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Drug-resistant tuberculosis at crisis levels, warns WHO

Oct 22, 2014    

LONDON (Reuters) - Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis remains at crisis levels, with about 480,000 new cases this year, and various forms of the lung disease killed about 1.5 million people in 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. In recent years, the emergence of multi drug-resistant TB -- a manmade problem caused by regular TB patients being given the wrong medicines, the wrong doses, or failing to complete their treatment -- has posed an increasing global health threat.About 9 million people contracted tuberculosis during the year and about 3.5 percent of those had a s...

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