Two Simultaneous Outbreaks of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis -- Federated States of Micronesia, 2007-2009

March 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/20/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 10, p253
The article reports on the outbreak of a multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) in Chuuk, Federal State of Micronesia (FSM) and the investigation done by the World Health Organization and The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2 district clusters.The lack of basic TB control activities is blamed for the emergence and spread of the drug-resistant TB. The U.S. MDR TB experts's assistance to the Chuuk TB program for treatment decisions and implementing measures to prevent selection of drug-resistant strains is provided.


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