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Burma tuberculosis research has NZ relevance

Friday, 23 May 2014

New Zealand cannot afford to be complacent about high levels of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis in many Asia-Pacific countries, including China and Burma, Prof Greg Cook says.

Prof Cook, of the University of Otago microbiology and immunology department, is working closely with medical researchers in Burma to find more effective ways to diagnose and treat multi-drug-resistant Tb in that country.

New Zealand's Tb level was only a tiny fraction of that in Burma, he said. 

Read this story on the ODT website.