Myanmar facing 'urgent' drug-resistant TB threat

Associated Press
Myanmar facing 'urgent' drug-resistant TB threat

In this Aug 21, 2013 photo, a patient goes through eye-examination at a clinic for HIV and Tuberculosis patients, run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in suburbs of Yangon, Myanmar. Tuberculosis is one of the world's most infectious killers affecting 12 million people, with an estimated 9,000 new infections every year in Myanmar, according to WHO, only 800 of which have ever gotten treatment. Experts from across the globe were gathering in Yangon this week for a two-day symposium aimed at finding ways to speed up diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis, improve patient care and take advantage of new shortened and less toxic treatments. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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