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Title: First Bangladesh National Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey, 2010-2011 : MOH&FW, DGHS, Mycobacterial Disease Control , National Tuberculosis Control Programme
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: Description: Surveys can serve as a valuable platform for studying the country or setting specific causes of drug resistance and for identifying the most important targets for intervention. The National TB Control Programme of Bangladesh conducted Drug -resistant survey during 2012-13. The results of which shows that prevalence of Multi Drug Resistance Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in new cases (1.4%) was lower than estimated, but the prevalence of MDR TB in previously treated cases (28.5%) was much higher. Though the rate is low compared with other countries, the high TB prevalence in the community will reflect a high overall burden due to MDR TB.
Gov't Doc #: SEA-TB-349
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