TB rate down in U.S., but drug-resistant cases rise elsewhere

Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 02:35 in Health & Medicine

The CDC says tuberculosis prevalence dropped 11.8% last year, as the World Health Organization reports about 440,000 multi-drug-resistant cases worldwide in 2008, a third of them fatal. Even with tuberculosis cases falling sharply in the United States to historic lows, strains of drug-resistant disease are gaining ground elsewhere in the world.

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