TB on the rise.


In Australia, infection rates have remained stable over the last decade although drug resistance has increased from 0.7 percent in 1995 to two percent in 1996. Early detection and treatment together with the monitoring of compliance with and sensitivity to drug regimens is essential, as is careful management of those admitted to hospital. Because of the global distribution of tuberculosis and the presence within the population of groups with high rates of disease, tuberculosis control and management activities must be maintain and developed within Australia (Oliver & Harvey 1997).

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@article{Leaver1999TBOT, title={TB on the rise.}, author={Meghan Leaver}, journal={Collegian}, year={1999}, volume={6 1}, pages={40-1} }