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Title: International spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis from Tugela Ferry, South Africa
Authors: Cooke GS, Beaton RK, Lessells RJ, John L, Ashworth S, Kon OM, Williams OM, Supply P, Moodley P, Pym AS.
Journal: Emerg Infect Dis,17:2035-2037 (2011)

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Abstract

We describe a death associated with multidrugresistant tuberculosis and HIV infection outside Africa that can be linked to Tugela Ferry (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa), the town most closely associated with the regional epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis. This case underscores the international relevance of this regional epidemic, particularly among health care workers.

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Citation: Cooke GS, Beaton RK, Lessells RJ, John L, Ashworth S, Kon OM, Williams OM, Supply P, Moodley P, Pym AS. International spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis from Tugela Ferry, South Africa Emerg Infect Dis,17:2035-2037 (2011).