TB Cases Stabilizing

  • 1999-11-04
  • By Benjamin Smith
RIGA - When it comes to old-fashioned killers like tuberculosis, Latvia will take its good news where it can find it.Latvia still leads the world in the incidence of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis, and the incidence of all strains of tuberculosis is still rising.But the first 9 months of 1999 have confirmed a trend that researchers first noticed in 1998: the number of new TB cases, including multi-drug-resistant cases, has begun to show slight decreases."We hope that the situation has started to stabilize," said Dr. Vaira Leimane, head of the tuberculosis ward at the State Tuberculosis a...
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