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Vietnam TB-Reduction Efforts Fail To Control Resistant Strains

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Vietnam still faces challenges from tuberculosis, despite recent efforts to control the disease, according to an expert. Dinh Ngoc Si, director of Vietnam's National Hospital of TB and Lung Diseases, said the problem now is a TB strain that is resistant to many drugs. Vietnam has been targeting the disease, as directed by the World Health Organization, for the past nine years, yet 175 out of every 100,000 people are infected with TB each year. The NPTP counts cases of TB resistant to many drugs as comprising 2.3 percent of population. (Click here for more



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