After Drug-resistant Tuberculosis, Now XDR

Fri, 05 Jan 2007 05:00 AM EST

... Studies of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis in an HIV-positive population in Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa have shown alarmingly high mortality rates. If this were to become a durable phenomenon, the progress made year after year against tuberculosis could be jeopardized, not only as regards tuberculosis control, but also HIV/AIDS, as together they form a fearsome enemy. [click link for full article] ...