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Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011

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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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Cases of MDR and XDR TB, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, 2007*

District All TB cases MDR TB cases XDR TB cases MDR/all TB cases, % XDR/MDR cases, % (95% CI) No. MDR cases/ 100,000 population
eThekwini 45,019 1,014 64 2.3 6.3 (4.9–8.0) 31.7
Ugu 10,618 226 9 2.1 4.0 (1.8–7.4) 31.0
uMgungundlovu 10,687 247 36 2.3 14.6 (10.4–19.6) 25.7
uThukela 6,129 69 8 1.1 11.6 (5.1–21.6) 10.1
Umzinyathi 5,522 226 120 4.1 53.1 (46.4–59.7) 47.8
Amajuba 3,578 61 2 1.7 3.3 (0.4–11.3) 12.6
Zululand 8,478 171 6 2.0 3.5 (1.3–7.5) 20.5
Umkhanyakude 6,991 337 4 4.8 1.2 (0.3–3.0) 56.8
Uthungulu 11,876 233 11 2.0 4.7 (2.4–8.3) 25.4
iLembe 5,007 118 6 2.4 5.1 (1.9–10.7) 20.3
Sisonke 5,313 61 4 1.1 6.6 (1.8–15.9) 12.9
Total 119,218 2,799 270 2.3 9.6 (8.6–10.8) 28.2

*MDR, multidrug-resistant; XDR, extensively drug-resistant; TB, tuberculosis; CI, confidence interval.

*MDR, multidrug-resistant; XDR, extensively drug-resistant; TB, tuberculosis; CI, confidence interval.

*MDR, multidrug-resistant; XDR, extensively drug-resistant; TB, tuberculosis; CI, confidence interval.

*MDR, multidrug-resistant; XDR, extensively drug-resistant; TB, tuberculosis; CI, confidence interval.

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