Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Somalia, 2010–2011
Published Date:Mar 2013
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 19(3):478-480.
Aged, 80 And Over
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria
Description:In a nationwide survey in 2011, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) was found in 5.2% and 40.8% of patients with new and previously treated TB, respectively. These levels of drug resistance are among the highest ever documented in Africa and the Middle East. This finding presents a serious challenge for TB control in Somalia.
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