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Surveillance of drug-resistant TB/GLOBAL TUBERCULOSIS REPORT 2012

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Elijah Amooti
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Surveillance of drug-resistant TB/GLOBAL TUBERCULOSIS REPORT 2012
Posted on: October 22 2012, 09:57 am

Hi  All

The world TB report 2012 indicate that Since the launch of the Global Project on Anti-tuberculosis Drug Resistance Surveillance in 1994, data on drug
resistance have been systematically collected and analysed from 135 countries worldwide (70% of WHO’s 194
Member States). This includes 63 countries that have continuous surveillance systems based on routine diagnostic
drug susceptibility testing (DST) of all TB patients and
72 countries that rely on special surveys of representative
samples of patients.
During the past 4 years, most of the 27 high MDR-TB
and 22 high TB burden countries (a total of 36 countries)
have expanded coverage of surveillance of drug resistance
to obtain more accurate estimates of the burden of MDRTB
for more information find the report on the  link provided below:
http://allafrica.com/download/resource/main/main/idatcs/00050265:edc7ac312adaea9a95abed5cdbb2935e.pdf
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