TITLE

The New White Plague

AUTHOR(S)
Walton, David; Farmer, Paul
PUB. DATE
December 2000
SOURCE
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;12/6/2000, Vol. 284 Issue 21, p2789
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDRTB) and on how the disease has increased in prevalence internationally. Resistance of the disease to multiple first-line drugs; Use of the directly observed therapy, short-course (DOTS) and its rates of success; How tuberculosis remains the leading infectious cause of adult mortality in the world.
ACCESSION #
3836804

 

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