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Hope for tuberculosis patients: FDA approves treatment for deadliest strain of drug-resistant TB

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    For the first time, scientists have found a treatment for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis — a disease that, so far, was near-impossible to cure. In a groundbreaking development, the results show that the drugs will save most patients’ lives in a few months.

    Tuberculosis is the deadliest infectious disease in the world, killing about 1.6 million people globally in 2017, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and drug-resistant strains make the disease even harder to contain.

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis as part of a three-drug combination regimen called BPaL, TB Alliance, a nonprofit, said Wednesday.

    Related: A raging TB epidemic in Papua New Guinea threatens to destabilize the entire Asia Pacific ...



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