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Volume 14, Number 9—September 2008

Perspective

Underreported Threat of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Africa

Yanis Ben AmorComments to Author , Bennett Nemser, Angad Singh, Alyssa Sankin, and Neil Schluger
Author affiliations: Columbia University, New York, New York, USA;

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Prevalence of multidrug resistance (MDR) in Africa among combined tuberculosis cases. A) Data collected from the Third Global Report on Anti-tuberculosis Drug Resistance in the World of the World Health Organization (WHO) published in 2004 (40). B) Data from various recent WHO publications, peer-reviewed journal articles, and WHO’s Fourth Global Report (1). C) Formulaic estimates of Zignol et al. (11). AFRO, WHO Regional Office for Africa.

Figure. Prevalence of multidrug resistance (MDR) in Africa among combined tuberculosis cases. A) Data collected from the Third Global Report on Anti-tuberculosis Drug Resistance in the World of the World Health Organization (WHO) published in 2004 (40). B) Data from various recent WHO publications, peer-reviewed journal articles, and WHO’s Fourth Global Report (1). C) Formulaic estimates of Zignol et al. (11). AFRO, WHO Regional Office for Africa.

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