New antibacterial-resistant strain of TB

According to Spiegel-Online, doctors have found an new strain of TB that is resistant to three of the six backup antibiotics. So far this has only been found in South Africa but looks pretty bad.

This looks like a really nasty version of TB, killing 52 of 53 patients within 25 days of diagnosis. Now if this were to get into a prison system (like in Russia) the consequences would be catastrophic.

Tara Smith does a complete run down. Go there. She knows fair more than I do and I still think she’s still the hottest science blogger (irrespective of what the rest of the world thinks).

Go… Go now!

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