Drug resistant TB infographic
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.

Search our Collections & Repository

All these words:

For very narrow results

This exact word or phrase:

When looking for a specific result

Any of these words:

Best used for discovery & interchangable words

None of these words:

Recommended to be used in conjunction with other fields

Language:

Dates

Publication Date Range:

to

Document Data

Title:

Document Type:

Library

Collection:

Series:

People

Author:

Help
Clear All

Query Builder

Query box

Help
Clear All

For additional assistance using the Custom Query please check out our Help Page

i

Drug resistant TB infographic

Filetype[PDF-18.73 KB]



Details:

  • Description:
    Transcript for text of: Drug resistant TB infographic; to view, got to "Supporting Files" tab and click the link.

    Globally, 2 billion people are infected with tuberculosis. It’s the world’s #1 infectious disease killer, yet it is nearly 100% curable.

    Extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is the deadliest and most dangerous strain of TB. It is resistant to at least four of the best anti-TB drugs and has spread worldwide.

    Now in more than 105 countries worldwide, XDR TB is at least 20x costlier to treat and takes more than 2 years to cure. In most places, less than half of all patients treated are cured, with death rates as high as 80 percent.

    A new CDC/Emory study found that in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, XDR TB is being spread from person-to-person, adding to evidence that direct transmission is driving the spread of drug-resistant TB in some countries with high rates of the disease.

    In fact, the study found that 69% of cases in high burden areas occurred from direct transmission rather than inadequate TB treatment.

    To bring an end to this epidemic, we must move quickly to:

    • Strengthen infection control

    • Find cases sooner and

    • Treat people more quickly

    This, ultimately, will save more lives.

    CDC is working to find, cure, and prevent TB worldwide, through global leadership in research and technical expertise and on-the-ground interventions in more than 25 countries.

  • Document Type:
  • Main Document Checksum:
  • File Type:

Supporting Files

More +