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archivedrug-resistant TB


Asia-Pacific gets new weapon in fight against drug-resistant TB

MANILA, APRIL 12: A faster and vastly more effective treatment for drug-resistant Tuberculosis is being rolled out in the Asia-Pacific region, raising hopes of a "new era" in tackling one of the world's deadliest infectious diseases. The region had most of the world's estimated 10.6 million new TB cases in 2022, and more than half of the 1.3 million deaths, World Health Organization (WHO) figures show. While TB can be successfully treated with antibiotics, more than 3% of new TB patients are resistant to commonly prescribed drugs. Until recently, treatment...