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Australian warnings about growth of TB strains | Pacific Beat

Australian warnings about growth of TB strains

Australian warnings about growth of TB strains

Updated 20 March 2013, 10:04 AEDT

Health authorities are warning Australia needs to be prepared for more cases of a deadly strain of tuberculosis.

A young woman from Papua New Guinea recently became the first person to die in Australia from Extensive Drug Resistent Turberculosis, despite aggressive treatment for nearly a year. One of the doctors who treated her is calling TB "the slow epidemic".

Presenter: Martin Cuddihy

Respiratory specialist Doctor Stephen Vincent ending Martin Cuddihy's report.

The chair of Australia's national Tuberculosis advisory committee Doctor Justin Waring

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