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World TB Day 2018: The Challenge of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis.

Gupta-Wright, A; Tomlinson, GS; Rangaka, MX; Fletcher, HA; (2018) World TB Day 2018: The Challenge of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. [Editorial comment]. F1000Res , 7 p. 217. 10.12688/f1000research.14088.1. Green open access

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Abstract

On 24th March, the world commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery ofMycobacterium tuberculosis(MTB). Over 130 years later, tuberculosis (TB) continues to affect individuals, communities, and entire health systems and economies. Koch unsuccessfully tried to 'cure' TB, and despite major advances in other areas of medicine, control of TB remains elusive- in 2016 TB was the leading infectious cause of death. The STOP TB partnership and World Health Organization (WHO) have announced their theme for World TB Day 2018 "Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free World. You can make history. End TB." This theme recognizes that TB is much larger than any one person, institute or discipline of research, and provides an opportunity for us to reflect on the major challenges and consider how we, as a scientific community, can work together and take the lead to address the global crisis of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB).

Type: Article
Title: World TB Day 2018: The Challenge of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis.
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.14088.1
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.14088.1
Language: English
Additional information: © 2018 Gupta-Wright A et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Drug resistant TB, tuberculosis
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Infection and Immunity
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10045946
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