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. 

Drug-Resistant TB in Europe Not Diagnosed, Treated
Drug-Resistant TB in Europe Not Diagnosed, Treated
Every day, almost 1,000 people across the 53 countries of the World Health Organization's (WHO) European region fall sick with TB, and multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB pose a serious risk to the goal of eliminating it by 2050, the experts said. But more than half ...

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