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Falling TB Rates Point to Greater Danger for U.S.
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A report that may send waves of fear to hospital leaders across the country indicates that infectious disease strides in decimating ordinary tuberculosis cases may in fact position the country for an epidemic rise in multidrug-resistant TB. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Stanford University researchers have created computer simulations that show a paradoxical correlation between falling ordinary TB prevalence rates and an increasing risk for more extensive MDR-TB, infection that is resistant to at least two of the primary antibiotics used for treatment.