Criteria for the control of drug-resistant tuberculosis.

@article{Dye2000CriteriaFT,
  title={Criteria for the control of drug-resistant tuberculosis.},
  author={Christopher Dye and Brian G. Williams},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2000},
  volume={97 14},
  pages={8180-5}
}
Antibiotic resistance is a growing impediment to the control of infectious diseases worldwide, tuberculosis (TB) being among them. TB kills two million people each year and foci of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) have been identified in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. A critical question for health policy is whether standardized short-course chemotherapy for TB, based on cheap first-line drugs, can prevent and reverse the spread of drug resistance. Here we use mathematical… CONTINUE READING
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