Wednesday, February 08, 2012

XDR TB IN KENYA: The challenge of managing the deadly disease

Kenya's healthcare system has been caught flat-footed without an isolation facility following the diagnosis of an extensively drug resistant tuberculosis strain. The case is the third in kenya and the first in Nairobi and healthcare workers at the Kenyatta National Hospital are worried that the lack of an isolation ward could result in the spread of the highly infectious and deadly disease that is also expensive to treat. The Global Fund-supported isolation unit is yet to be completed 7 years after money was set aside to renovate the ward. video

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