India will witness 152\% rise in TB cases in next 20 years:?
In what should set alarm bells ringing for India, a new study has projected a 152% increase in the incidence of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the country in the next two decades, if TB management remains unchanged.

According to a study by McGill University, Canada, this means that the numbers of MDR-TB cases could outnumber drug-sensitive cases, leading to an increase in TB-related deaths over time.

Patients with MDR-TB are difficult to treat because they are resistant to at least two of the most powerful first-line anti-TB drugs — isoniazid and rifampicin. Therefore, the mortality rates are higher compared to patients with drug sensitive form of the infection, doctors said.....