Drug-resistant tuberculosis--current dilemmas, unanswered questions, challenges, and priority needs.

  title={Drug-resistant tuberculosis--current dilemmas, unanswered questions, challenges, and priority needs.},
  author={Alimuddin I. Zumla and Ibrahim Abubakar and Mario.C. Raviglione and Michael Hoelscher and Lucica Diţiu and Timothy D McHugh and S Bertel Squire and Helen Suzanne Cox and Nathan Ford and Ruth McNerney and Ben J. Marais and Martin P. Grobusch and Stephen D. Lawn and Giovanni-Battista Migliori and Peter B Mwaba and Justin O'Grady and Michel Pletschette and Andrew M. Ramsay and Jeremiah Muhwa Chakaya and Marco Schito and S. S. Swaminathan and Ziad Ahmed Memish and Markus Maeurer and R. Atun},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={205 Suppl 2},
Tuberculosis was declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1993. Following the declaration and the promotion in 1995 of directly observed treatment short course (DOTS), a cost-effective strategy to contain the tuberculosis epidemic, nearly 7 million lives have been saved compared with the pre-DOTS era, high cure rates have been achieved in most countries worldwide, and the global incidence of tuberculosis has been in a slow decline since the early 2000s. However, the… CONTINUE READING
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