A new, deadly strain of tuberculosis (TB) has killed 52 of 53 people
infected in the last year in South Africa, the World Health
Organisation (WHO) said on Friday, calling for improved measures to
treat and diagnose the bacteria.
The strain was discovered in
the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, and is classified as
extremely drug-resistant. Drugs from two of the six second-line
medicines, used as a last line of defence against TB, have proved
ineffective against the new strain. Read More.
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