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Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Mar;19(3):478-80. doi: 10.3201/eid1903.121287.

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, Somalia, 2010-2011.

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World Health Organization, Nairobi, Kenya.

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  • Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Nov;20(11):1961.

Abstract

In a nationwide survey in 2011, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) was found in 5.2% and 40.8% of patients with new and previously treated TB, respectively. These levels of drug resistance are among the highest ever documented in Africa and the Middle East. This finding presents a serious challenge for TB control in Somalia.

KEYWORDS:

Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other mycobacteria; Somalia; drug resistance; surveillance

PMID:
23621911
PMCID:
PMC3647667
DOI:
10.3201/eid1903.121287
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