Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) Fact Sheet

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Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) Fact Sheet

Description

This fact sheet provides information about multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB). It is also available in Spanish.

This fact sheet answers the following questions:

  • What is tuberculosis (TB)?
  • What is multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB)?
  • What is extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB)?
  • How is TB spread?
  • How does drug resistance happen?
  • Who is at risk for getting MDR TB?
  • How can MDR TB be prevented?
  • Is there a vaccine to prevent TB?
  • What should I do if I think I have been exposed to someone with TB disease?
  • What are the symptoms of TB disease?

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2007
Review Date: 2008
Recent Summary: April 2008
Original Summary: July 2007
Last Updated: 09/09/09

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