'Short' drug-resistant TB regimen could cut treatment time by more than half

Published: 14/03/2019
'Short' drug-resistant TB regimen could cut treatment time by more than half
Source: NEWS.YAHOO.COM

A new drug cocktail reduces the length of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis from nearly two years to nine to 11 months with a similar effectiveness, according to a large clinical trial whose results were published in a US journal Wednesday. Nearly 600,000 people contract multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) every year, killing more people than any other infectious disease in the

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