Once, a diagnosis of extensively drug-resistant TB meant quick death. A three-drug regimen cures most patients in just months.
The therapies saved roughly 90 percent of the patients who received them early in the course of infection. Doctors hope patients will seek out the cures, ending the outbreak.
The CDC says that the percentage of children who are unvaccinated has quadrupled since 2001.
Source: Anti-vaccine parents are often white, college-educated, ‘Whole Foods moms’
The Borg-like disease evolves resistance to anything used within each patient. Whatever survives each treatment passes on the survival trait.
The mysterious infection has appeared at hospitals around the world, but few institutions or families have discussed their experience.
BBC News – ‘Gerbils replace rats’ as main cause of Black Death
Researchers have determined that Asian giant gerbils were the main vector for bubonic plague outbreaks.