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Emerging threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis in southern Africa : global and local challenges and solution : summary of a joint workshop

Author: Anne B Claiborne; Yeonwoo Lebovitz; Steve Olson; Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation.; Academy of Science of South Africa.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tuberculosis (TB) kills approximately 4,500 people worldwide every day. While most cases of TB can be treated with antibiotics, some strains have developed drug resistance that makes their treatment more expensive, more toxic and less effective for the patient. The IOM Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation and the Academy of Science of South Africa held a workshop to discuss ways to fight the  Read more...
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Emerging threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis in southern Africa.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2011
(OCoLC)711520935
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne B Claiborne; Yeonwoo Lebovitz; Steve Olson; Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation.; Academy of Science of South Africa.
ISBN: 9780309160254 0309160251 9786613081544 661308154X
OCLC Number: 720652128
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 128 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
The incidence of drug-resistant TB in South Africa --
Surveillance and tracking of drug-resistant TB --
Transmission and infection control --
Diganosis of drug-resistant TB --
Treatment of drug-resistant TB --
Drug-resistant TB in children --
Convergence of science and policy to create a blueprint for action.
Responsibility: by the Institute of Medicine and the Academy of Science of South Africa ; Steve Olson, Yeonwoo Lebovitz, and Anne Claiborne, rapporteurs ; Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation, Board of Medicine, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and Academy of Science of South Africa.

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"Tuberculosis (TB) kills approximately 4,500 people worldwide every day. While most cases of TB can be treated with antibiotics, some strains have developed drug resistance that makes their treatment more expensive, more toxic and less effective for the patient. The IOM Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation and the Academy of Science of South Africa held a workshop to discuss ways to fight the growing threat of drug-resistant TB"--Publisher's website.

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