More on Totally Drug-Resistant TB

Okay, if you haven’t heard about this, here’s a primer.  Coinciding with India’s announcement of a year without new Polio infections, a clinic in Mumbai announced that it had discovered patients with a strain of tuberculosis that was totally immune to all the drugs that they threw at it: Totally Drug-Resistant TB (or TDR TB).

This is a Bad Thing, and it gets worse:  A clinic in Bangalore (600 miles from the first reported cases) has reported that a patient, who it believes has TDR TB, has gone missing.

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