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Tuberculosis

03 September 2010

New drug-resistant TB test

A groundbreaking new test can accurately diagnose drug-resistant TB in as little as two hours, says a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

A groundbreaking new test can accurately diagnose drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in as little as two hours, researchers wrote in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

"Early, rapid and accurate detection of TB, including identification of drug-resistant strains, is critical to effectively treating the disease, reducing secondary resistance, stopping further transmission and saving lives," said Giorgio Roscigno, chief executive officer of the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND).

 

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