Tuberculosis (TB)

Multidrug and extensively drug-resistant TB

2010 Global report on surveillance and response


Publication details

Number of pages: 71
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 159919 1
WHO reference number: WHO/HTM/TB/2010.3



This new report on anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug resistance by the World Health Organization (WHO) updates “Anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in the world: Report No. 4” published by WHO in 2008.

It summarizes the latest data and provides latest estimates of the global epidemic of multidrug and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB). For the first time, this report includes an assessment of the progress countries are making to diagnose and treat MDR-TB cases.