Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 23rd, 1999
Ever escalating rates of tuberculosis, including multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), have been reported from the former Soviet Union.
Belgium's Institute of Tropical Medicine has supported operational studies in jails in Baku, Azerbaijan, and Mariinsk, Siberia.
"Combining the results from these two penal systems, the rates of MDR-TB among 'newly enrolled' and 'non-responding' cases were determined to be 24.6 percent and 92.1 percent,...
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