• All Share : 51770.59
    DOWN -0.90%
    Top 40 : 4433.67
    DOWN -1.10%
    Financial 15 : 14588.73
    DOWN -1.88%
    Industrial 25 : 59240.79
    DOWN -0.61%

  • ZAR/USD : 10.6763
    UP 0.15%
    ZAR/GBP : 18.0479
    UP 0.11%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.2996
    UP 0.12%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1038
    UP 0.12%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.9525
    UP 0.12%

  • Gold : 1296.5600
    DOWN -0.02%
    Platinum : 1480.5000
    UP 0.24%
    Silver : 20.6300
    UP 0.06%
    Palladium : 881.0000
    UP 0.69%
    Brent Crude Oil : 105.900
    DOWN -0.57%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by INET BFA
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Thu Jul 31 01:20:32 SAST 2014

Highest level of drug-resistant TB found in Europe

Sapa-AP | 03 February, 2012 06:58

Image by: RODGER BOSCH

The World Health Organisation says the highest levels ever of drug-resistant tuberculosis have been found in Russia and Moldova.

But the agency didn't have data from most of Africa and India, where tuberculosis rates are much higher. Experts said trends in drug-resistant TB in most countries "are still unclear."

In research published in the February edition of WHO's journal, Bulletin, experts reported that about 29 percent of new TB patients in parts of Russia were drug-resistant. They also found 65 percent of previously treated patients in Moldova had resistance problems.

Normally, less than 5 percent of TB cases are drug-resistant.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.
Thu Jul 31 01:20:32 SAST 2014 ::