Tuberculosis levels ten times higher in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

  • Published 2004 in Journal of advanced nursing

Abstract

MDR-TB is TB that is resistant to the two medicines most commonly used to treat it, Isoniazid and Rifampicin. Without the correct drugs MDR-TB is untreatable and in most cases fatal. Though curing 'normal' TB is cheap and effective a six month course of medicines costs US$ 10 treating drug resistant TB is a hundred times more expensive. Even then a cure is… (More)

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