WHO: 2m Will Get Drug-resistant TB by 2015

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says over two-million

people will contract a form of tuberculosis (TB) that is resistant

to treatment with many drugs between 2011 and 2015. WHO's

top TB official, Mario Raviglione, says hundreds-of-thousands

of people around the world will die from multi-drug-resistant

tuberculosis (MDR-TB) unless greater efforts are made to

contain the disease. WHO says some 25 000 people are being

diagnosed each year with an even more dangerous form called

extensive drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB).

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