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Multi-Drug Resistant TB on Increase in Uganda

September 6, 2013 9:33 am0 comments

Health experts, in Uganda, are warning of an increase, in cases of multi-drug resistance among patients suffering from tuberculosis. The experts warn that first line multi-drug resistance is currently on the rise due to lack of adherence to the prescribed treatment. The experts blame it on weaknesses in running, the TB treatment and failure by patients to adhere to the treatment, as prescribed by health professionals. “We have a number of patients, who don’t complete the treatment, for example someone, who is supposed to take the drug for eight months, stops after taking for only three months and this results into drug resistance” explains Dr. Musa Odongo a Research Fellow, […]

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