Individual mycobacteria respond differently to antibiotics based on growth and timing

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 12:21 in Health & Medicine

Tuberculosis is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world, infecting almost 10 million people each year. Treating the disease can be challenging and requires a combination of multiple antibiotics delivered over several months. This is due, in part, to variations in antibiotic tolerance among subpopulations of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis.

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