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The New Profile of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Russia

A Global and Local Perspective: Summary of a Joint Workshop

The New Profile of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Russia( )
Author: Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation,
Institute of Medicine,
Russian Academy of Medical Sciences,
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine Staff,
Editor: Claiborne, Anne
English, Rebecca
Olson, Steve
ISBN:978-0-309-16297-5
Publication Date:Aug 2011
Publisher:National Academies Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $38.00
Book Description:

An estimated 2 billion people, one third of the global population, are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. Spread through the air, this infectious disease killed 1.7 million in 2009, and is the leading killer of people with HIV. Tuberculosis (TB) is also a disease of poverty--the vast majority of tuberculosis deaths occur in the developing world. Exacerbating the devastation caused by TB is the growing threat of drug-resistant forms of...
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Book Details
Pages:158
Detailed Subjects: Medical / Infectious Diseases
Medical / Public Health
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches



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