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Multi-Drug Resistance Puts TB Control at Risk

The World Health Organization says millions fewer people are dying and falling ill from tuberculosis due to successful diagnostic and treatment programs. Published Wednesday, the U.N. group's "Global Tuberculosis Report 2013" warns that many of these gains risk being lost if multi-drug resistant TB is not brought under control.   While 8.6 million people fell ill with tuberculosis in 2012, of whom 1.3 million died — including 320,000 deaths who were HIV-positive — WHO ...

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