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Title Emerging threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis in southern Africa : global and local challenges and solution : summary of a joint workshop / by the Institute of Medicine and the Academy of Science of South Africa ; Steve Olson, Yeonwoo Lebovitz, and Anne Claiborne, rapporteurs ; Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation, Board of Medicine, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and Academy of Science of South Africa
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 128 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- The incidence of drug-resistant TB in South Africa -- Surveillance and tracking of drug-resistant TB -- Transmission and infection control -- Diganosis of drug-resistant TB -- Treatment of drug-resistant TB -- Drug-resistant TB in children -- Convergence of science and policy to create a blueprint for action
Summary "Tuberculosis (TB) kills approximately 4,500 people worldwide every day. While most cases of TB can be treated with antibiotics, some strains have developed drug resistance that makes their treatment more expensive, more toxic and less effective for the patient. The IOM Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation and the Academy of Science of South Africa held a workshop to discuss ways to fight the growing threat of drug-resistant TB"--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-93)
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Subject Drug resistance -- Congresses.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis -- South Africa -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Tuberculosis -- South Africa -- Congresses.
Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant -- epidemiology.
Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant -- prevention & control.
Antitubercular Agents.
Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis -- epidemiology.
Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis -- prevention & control.
Africa, Southern.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Claiborne, Anne B.
Lebovitz, Yeonwoo.
Olson, Steve, 1956-
Academy of Science of South Africa.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation.
ISBN 0309160251 (electronic bk.)
9780309160254 (electronic bk.)