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Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010

Research

Emergence of Increased Resistance and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Despite Treatment Adherence, South Africa

Alistair D. Calver1, Alecia A. Falmer1, Megan Murray, Odelia J. Strauss, Elizabeth M. Streicher, Madelene Hanekom, Thelma Liversage, Mothusi Masibi, Paul D. van Helden, Robin M. Warren, and Thomas C. VictorComments to Author 
Author affiliations: West Vaal Hospital, Orkney, South Africa (A.D. Calver, T. Liversage, M. Masibi); Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa (A.A. Falmer, O.J. Strauss, E.M. Streicher, M. Hanekom, P.D. van Helden, R.M. Warren, T.C. Victor); Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (M. Murray)

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Figure 1

Venn diagram of number of potential contacts by type among patients in the largest multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) cluster, South Africa, 2003–2005. Each circle represents potential places of contact: shaft, mine shaft (work); residence, place of residence; hospital, hospitalization at the same time as another MDR TB case-patient.

Figure 1. Venn diagram of number of potential contacts by type among patients in the largest multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) cluster, South Africa, 2003–2005. Each circle represents potential places of contact: shaft, mine shaft (work); residence, place of residence; hospital, hospitalization at the same time as another MDR TB case-patient.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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