Tuberculosis - multiple drug resistant TB reported in Pune District, India

Health authorities have reported 26 cases of TB that is resistant to the two principle and most potent anti-TB medications. These cases are from Pimpri Chinchwad. Another 23 cases were registered in Pune while 14 other cases were found in the district's rural areas.

Travellers to India can reduce their risk of exposure to this form of TB by avoiding situations where TB transmission is likely to occur, e.g., poorly ventilated spaces with close contact with persons with active TB.

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