Return of the 'White Plague': Fears over the rise of 'incurable' TB

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  • Drug-resistant TB is on the rise, with some strains immune to all major drugs
  • Extensively resistant TB reported in 92 countries but is likely to be in many more
  • About 450,000 new drug-resistant TB cases reported worldwide in 2012
  • "It's probably in every country," says expert