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Successful fight against tuberculosis in south-western Russia

TB inpatients on the ward in Orel
WHO/E. Zolotova

The TB health facility in the Orel district has several units to treat:

• newly detected patients;
• previously treated patients with absence of drug resistance, meaning that treatment is still effective;
• patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis, which is more difficult and expensive to treat.

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