10 months ‘Game changer’ tuberculosis drug cures 9 in 10 MB |LS
By Agence France-Presse A new treatment for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis can cure more than 90 percent of sufferers, according to a trial hailed Monday as a “game changer” in the fight against the global killer. Tuberculosis killed at least 1.7 million people in 2017, according to the WHO, making the airborne infection the world’s deadliest infectious disease (AFP/File / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/ MANILA BULLETIN Doctors in Belarus — a country with one of the highest rates of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the world — spent months treating patients with a new drug, bedaquiline, alongside other antibiotics. The ... more