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India reports first cases of killer TB strain 'resistant to all available drugs'

A virtually untreatable strain of the killer lung disease tuberculosis has infected at least 12 slum dwellers in India, it was revealed today. The hospital in Mumbai that saw the initial cases, India's first, tested a dozen medicines on the patients but none of them worked.First reported from 2003 in Italy and Iran. A TB expert at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they do appear to be totally resistant to available drugs. Live Feed Here