Incidence and geographic distribution of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa

Jennifer R. Lim, Neel R. Gandhi, Thuli Mthiyane, Koleka Mlisana, Julie Moodley, Prenika Jaglal, Neeshan Ramdin, James C.M. Brust, Nazir Ismail, Roxana Rustomjee, N. Sarita Shah

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Abstract

South Africa is experiencing a widespread drug-resistant tuberculosis epidemic, although data are limited regarding the current situation. This study finds that the extensively drugresistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) incidence in KwaZulu-Natal increased to 3.5 cases/100,000 (776 cases) in 2011-2012. XDR-TB cases are widely distributed geographically, with the majority of districts experiencing a rise in incidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere0132076
JournalPloS one
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 6 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • General

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    Lim, J. R., Gandhi, N. R., Mthiyane, T., Mlisana, K., Moodley, J., Jaglal, P., Ramdin, N., Brust, J. C. M., Ismail, N., Rustomjee, R., & Shah, N. S. (2015). Incidence and geographic distribution of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. PloS one, 10(7), [e0132076]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0132076