Molecular epidemiological approach to understand the emergence and spread of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains in Peru Institute of Tropical Medicine
Jorge Arevalo, Leen Rigouts
Departement Biomedische Wetenschappen, Universiteit Antwerpen, Mycobacteriology
Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious disease that remains a major health problem worldwide. It is more prevalent in underdeveloped and developing countries where it kills over 2 million people per year. One third ofthe world is thought to be infected by TB bacilli, and the World Health Organization estimates that nearly 1 billion additional people will become infected by M tuberculosis between 2000 and 2020 (36). In Latin America, Peru has ...