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Drug-resistant tuberculosis at crisis levels, warns WHO

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis at crisis levels, warns WHO.
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'Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis remains at crisis levels, with about 480,000 new cases this year, and various forms of the lung disease killed about 1.5 million people in 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

 

'The emergence of multi drug-resistant TB is "a manmade problem caused by regular TB patients being given the wrong medicines, the wrong doses, or failing to complete their treatment" and now poses "an increasing global health threat".

 

 
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Reuters
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2014