oa South African Medical Journal - Eastern Cape treatment dysfunction boosts virulent new XDR-TB strain : izindaba

Volume 105, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



At least half of all known drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients in the Port Elizabeth area (and possibly the entire Eastern Cape) are being treated with too few drugs, fuelling the spread of extensively drug-resistant (XDR)-TB and condemning them to death.

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