Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2001–2007
Published On: 1 February 2015
Date: October, 2011
Authors: Kristina Wallengren, Fabio Scano, Paul Nunn, Bruce Margot, Sandile S.S. Buthelezi, Brian Williams, Alexander Pym, Elisabeth Y. Samuel, Fuad Mirzayev, Wilfred Nkhoma, Lindiwe Mvusi, and Yogan Pillay
Publisher: Emerging Infectious Diseases
In Africa, incidence and prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis have been assumed to be low. However, investigation after a 2005 outbreak of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, found that the incidence rate for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in KwaZulu-Natal was among the highest globally and would be higher if case-finding efforts were intensified.
Keywords: XDR TB, MDR TB, outbreak, South Africa, incidence, tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance, drug-resistant, extensively drug-resistant, multidrug-resistant, TB, tuberculosis and other mycobacteria, dispatch