South Africa risks spreading totally drug-resistant TB - study

By Reuters | Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:01 AM

By Kate Kelland

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Patients with contagious and highly drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) are being routinely discharged from hospitals across South Africa, exposing others in their communities to potentially deadly infections, researchers said on Friday.

In a study in the medical journal The Lancet, they said the patients, with strains of TB known as extensively-drug resistant ...

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