Tuberculosis Research and Development: A quest for tools to meet the 21st century challenges of an ancient disease

Center for Global Health Policy, Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Education & Research Foundation, 2015

11 pp. 402 kB
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In the 21st century, tuberculosis takes nearly 2 million lives every year, with drug-resistant strains identified in 144 countries, and extensively drug-resistant disease – resistant to at least four of the core anti-tuberculosis drugs – reported in 100 countries. Renewed momentum in tuberculosis research and development in the 21st century led to new tests offering chances to reach those whose disease has gone undiagnosed, new regimens offering prospects of faster cures, and new drugs offering hope to those whose disease is resistant to older medicines.

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