Two million children infected with drug-resistant TB: study
#Cosmoread: Two million children worldwide infected with tuberculosis as a drug resistance is a new study that highlights the importance of the disease among adolescents are the accoeding.
In children Tuberculosis (TB) is an important public health issue increasingly being recognized as the new figures now estimate that at least 67 million, 850,000 children were infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, with the development of active disease.
Two million of these children, 25,000 cases of MDR-TB disease requires expensive and toxic treatments, leading to multidrug-resistant (MDR) strains of TB were estimated to be infected. The new data “innovative modeling and statistical analysis,” Sheffield University, Imperial College London and carried out by researchers from the World Health Organization has been compiled as a result.
“Our report shows that more drug resistant TB in children have shown, and a large pool of drugresistant infection,” Peter Dodd, University School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) said the cholera epidemic.
“They are not identified as having drug-resistant TB; the children are not likely to receive appropriate and effective treatment. After infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the disease progression to tuberculosis in young children, especially are at high risk, “Dodd said.
TB disease in children, researcherssaid is an important element of the total global burden, adding that Africa and South East Asia is the largest number of children with TB has been found.
“He TB meningitis and disseminated TB, such as more and more sever forms of the disease are likely to develop.” Dodd said. The report, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases warned that identify drug-resistant TB cases in children are tip of the iceberg and diagnosis, and proper treatment for drug susceptibility testing is a huge unmet need.
He said. Findings and preventive medical treatment in certain parts of the world could impact the outlook.