• Globally, 3 in every 1,000 people carry latent MDR-TB

    3 monthes ago - By Healio

    Researchers estimated that, globally, three in every 1,000 people carry latent multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, or MDR-TB, with the prevalence being 10 times higher among children younger than 15 years of age, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
    “Tuberculosis is the infectious disease responsible for the most deaths worldwide. The complex natural history of Mycobacterium tuberculosis means that, for ultimate disease control, people with latent infections need to be targeted,” Gwenan M. Knight, PhD, assistant professor in the department of infectious
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