International Spread of MDR TB from Tugela Ferry, South Africa
Published Date:Nov 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(11):2035-2037.
Health Care Workers
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria
Funding:090999/Wellcome Trust/United Kingdom
Description:We describe a death associated with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV infection outside Africa that can be linked to Tugela Ferry (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa), the town most closely associated with the regional epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis. This case underscores the international relevance of this regional epidemic, particularly among health care workers.
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