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Extensively Drug-Resistant TB Gets Foothold in South Africa

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Science  15 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5793, pp. 1554
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5793.1554a

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An outbreak of what's called "extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis," or XDR TB, in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, appears to be nearly twice as large as originally reported. (Read more.)