(Source: World Health Organization, 22 February 2011)
About 440 000 new cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) emerge annually, causing at least 150 000 deaths. Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has been reported in 64 countries to date.
Percentage of MDR-TB among new TB cases, 1994–2010
Resistance to earlier generation antimalarial medicines such as chloroquine and sulfadoxine -pyrimethamine is widespread in most malaria-endemic countries. Falciparum malaria parasites resistant to artemisinins are emerging in South-East Asia; infections show delayed clearance after the start of treatment (indicating resistance). Read more