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Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011

Dispatch

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2001–2007

Kristina WallengrenComments to Author , Fabio Scano, Paul Nunn, Bruce Margot, Sandile S.S. Buthelezi, Brian Williams, Alexander Pym, Elisabeth Y. Samuel, Fuad Mirzayev, Wilfred Nkhoma, Lindiwe Mvusi, and Yogan Pillay
Author affiliations: KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa (K. Wallengren); World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (F. Scano, P. Nunn, F. Mirzayev); Department of Health, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (B. Margot, S.S.S. Buthelezi); South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis, Stellenbosch, South Africa (B. Williams); Medical Research Council, Durban (A. Pym); Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban (E.Y. Samuel); World Health Organization, Harare, Zimbabwe (W. Nkhoma); Department of Health, Pretoria, South Africa (L. Mvusi, Y. Pillay)

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Culture-taking practice correlation with identified multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) prevalence in the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal Province and in the Church of Scotland Hospital (COSH), South Africa, 2001–2007. Because of the high level of culture-taking at COSH, COSH data were subtracted from the Umzinyathi district data. Black line indicates the level of MDR TB that would be identified if the whole province requested the same number of culture and sensitivity testing as COSH.

Figure 2. Culture-taking practice correlation with identified multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) prevalence in the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal Province and in the Church of Scotland Hospital (COSH), South Africa, 2001–2007. Because of the high level of culture-taking at COSH, COSH data were subtracted from the Umzinyathi district data. Black line indicates the level of MDR TB that would be identified if the whole province requested the same number of culture and sensitivity testing as COSH.

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