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Thursday, September 23, 2004

Drug-resistant Tuberculosis TB Superbugs

More good news for the drug companies; or is it? How long before these "superbugs" outrun even this eleventh hour solution?

TB Set to Be Global Scourge Again, Models Predict
Sun 19 September, 2004 18:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Super drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis are at the tipping point of a global epidemic, and only small changes are needed to help them spread quickly, U.S. researchers predicted Sunday. Two separate studies show that multiple-drug-resistant TB, which can only be cured with a carefully monitored cocktail of drugs taken for months on end, could easily start spreading more commonly.

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