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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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India goes 1 whole year without a case of Polio

Well done, Gates Foundation!  India’s last recorded case of polio was in January 2011.  Intensive vaccination efforts, sponsored by the Indian government and the Gates Foundation, seem to have successfully curbed the spread of the virus.

Now, KEEP IT UP.

Also on MedicalXpress and Ars Technica.

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