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TB or not TB: that is the question.

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Tuberculosis (TB) represents a serious public health problem: 8.7 million cases in 2001 and over 1.4 million deaths per year. In 2006, extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis has been confirmed in 84 countries, heralding the possibility of virtually untreatable tuberculosis. The emergence of MDR and XDR strains, some resistant to all available drugs, underscore the need for new anti-tubercular drug candidates: spectinamides, the new hope against tuberculosis.
 
 

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