Latent Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis: An Unaddressed Problem

  title={Latent Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis: An Unaddressed Problem},
  author={Mishra Gyanshankar and M Nadaf Jasmin},
It is estimated that three of every 1,000 individuals worldwide have latent Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) infection. Management of latent MDR-TB is an integral component in our strategies targeting global TB elimination. 


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