South Africa has now detected 284 cases of Extensively Drug Resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) in the province of Kwazulu Natal alone, a spokesperson for the South African Medical Research Council told reporters this week, exceeding the 256 cumulative cases of avian influenza worldwide reported by the World Health Organization up to October 16th.
Extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has been found across South Africa, the Medical Research Council (MRC) said on Tuesday.
Africa is facing the prospect of a sharp increase in new and fatal strains of tuberculosis (TB) as drug-resistant forms of the disease find those living with HIV easy victims, according to medical experts.
The Department of Health said on Monday it had put surveillance systems in place to monitor the extent of the extensively drug resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) problem in KwaZulu-Natal.
Johannesburg - A study by the Medical Research Council of South Africa (MRC) has found that multidrug-resistant tuberculosis can be transmitted from infected individuals to others in their environments.