Transmission of Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa.


BACKGROUND Drug-resistant tuberculosis threatens recent gains in the treatment of tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection worldwide. A widespread epidemic of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis is occurring in South Africa, where cases have increased substantially since 2002. The factors driving this rapid increase have not… (More)
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1604544


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@article{Shah2017TransmissionOE, title={Transmission of Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa.}, author={N. Sarita Shah and Sara C. Auld and James C. M. Brust and Barun Mathema and Nazir Ahmed Ismail and Pravi Moodley and Koleka Mlisana and Salim Allana and Angela J P Campbell and Thuli Mthiyane and Natashia Morris and Primrose Mpangase and Hermina van der Meulen and Shaheed Vally Omar and Tyler S. Brown and Apurva Narechania and Elena Shaskina and Thandi Kapwata and Barry Kreiswirth and Neel R Gandhi}, journal={The New England journal of medicine}, year={2017}, volume={376 3}, pages={243-253} }