MDR-TB Outbreak among HIV-Negative Tunisian Patients followed during 11 Years

@inproceedings{Dekhil2016MDRTBOA,
  title={MDR-TB Outbreak among HIV-Negative Tunisian Patients followed during 11 Years},
  author={Naira Dekhil and Nedra Meftahi and Besma Mhenni and Saloua Ben Fraj and Raja Haltiti and Sameh Belhaj and Helmi Mardassi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) outbreaks that evolve, from the outset, in a context strictly negative for HIV infection deserve special consideration since they reflect the true intrinsic epidemic potential of the causative strain. To our knowledge, the long-term evolution of such exceptional outbreaks and the treatment outcomes for the involved patients has never been reported hitherto. Here we provide a thorough description, over an 11-year period, of an MDR-TB outbreak… CONTINUE READING
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