Drug-Resistant TB in Europe Not Diagnosed, Treated
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that despite declining rates of tuberculosis (TB) in Europe, drug-resistant strains of the bacterial infection are flourishing. Drug-resistant TB strains infect approximately 76,000 people in Europe each year, with less than half receiving a proper diagnoses and a treatment success rate of 25%. In 1993, the WHO declared TB to be a global emergency in 1993 and states that 2 million people may be infected by 2015 with drug-resistant strains worldwide.
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