First Global Estimates of Pediatric MDR-TB Published

Just in time for World TB Day, a new study estimating the incidence of TB disease and MDR-TB in children has been published in the Lancet. The study is the first to make these estimates, conducting a systematic review and modeling age-specific regional notification data to conclude that 1,000,000 children developed tuberculosis disease, of whom 32,000 had MDR-TB in 2010. To read the abstract, click here.