Mutations in tuberculosis bacteria make it resistant to drugs, say researchers
genetic variations identified in clinical strains from North India could be resistant to drugs
India accounts for 24% of global MDR TB and 27% of global TB incidence among HIV-negative people
The bacteria causing tuberculosis (TB) has mutated and may soon become resistant even to the most recent drugs, such as Bedaquiline, said Indian scientists. What’s worse, the diagnostic kits used in India for drug-resistant TB cannot spot them either.